From over 3,400 hopeful amateurs, 96 made it to Friday’s final round at the Barefoot Dye course. All week, the weather has been perfect and today was the same so no one could claim poor conditions – just poor play.
Three guys finished the final round with net 71s forcing a playoff. Since this is a full handicap tournament, strokes did come into play in settling the championship. The three moving on to the playoff were Tony Wallace (5 hdcp, Fayetteville NC), Ben Hambry (7 hdcp, Winter Springs FL) and Dennis Rasku (9 hdcp, Pompano Beach FL). Only Rasku got a stroke on the 9th hole and he made it count as he had par for a net birdie to win the 31st annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. Congratulations not only go out to Rasku for the win but to all of the contestants who came to play with their respective “flight” peers. There were representatives from 48 states (nobody from Idaho or South Dakota) and 34 countries playing in the event.
It was also the first time the event held a “gross division” championship. That was won by Mark Gardiner (Mascoulah IL) who shot a 1 under par 71. It was the best score of the day (net or gross).
You too can play the Barefoot Dye course as well as any of the 60+ courses that hosted the World AM (and even those 30+ who didn’t). All you need to do is set up a Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation. We at Myrtle Beach Golfmasters stand by to help you decide what courses you wish to play. If you need a place to stay, we can help you out there as well. We would love to customize a golf package to fit your needs and budget. Just give us a call at 1-800-974-8064.