The Dixie Amateur originated in 1924 and has been transformed into an elite Florida event attracting a strong field of talented amateur players from around the world.
The historic tournament has been played at various courses in South Florida. The Dixie Amateur is organized and conducted by ClubLink and recently took place at Eagle Trace and Palm Aire Golf Clubs this past December.
Men’s Divison: Jeremy Sisson of Skaneateles, New York, competed right down to the last shot to take the championship in the men’s division of the Dixie Amateur golf tournament at Eagle Trace Golf Club in Coral Springs. Sisson, a collegiate playing for the University of Nebraska, posted a tournament score of -4, shooting 69, 72, 72, and 71 with a total score of 284. Tristan Wieland of Jupiter, Florida, came close with a second-place finish of 285. The University of Nebraska posted a congratulatory post for Sissons on there Instagram after his win, click here to see it.
College of Charleston sophomore Emma Schimpf came from behind to force a playoff and take the tournament with final-day score of 68. Schimpf had three birdies on the back nine of the final day to finish the tournament with an overall score of -9. Check out Emma's Instagram Post after her win.
Greg Saunders of Alaska made the trek to the sunshine state in hopes of taking the trophy back to his home state, and that he did! Saunders, who is a 10-time Alaska Amateur Champion, erased a 3-stroke deficit on No.5 by draining an eagle and a birdie on No.9 to give Saunders the two shot lead. The 58-year-old shot a tournament score of 213 (74, 69 and 70), winning his division by two strokes.
To learn more about the Dixie Amateur and to see a detailed leaderboard, please click here.
Results link - https://dixieamateur.com/pairings-results/ *All photos player photos courtesy of Dixie Amateur*