2012

SELECTED

CONTESTANT

PHOTOS & BIOS

 

compliments of the

 

"SP World Amateur Ranking" means

Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking 

 
   

 
 

Albertson, Anders   

Woodstock, GA  Towne Lake Hills GC  age 19

Georgia Tech Sophomore

#80 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Monroe Invitational T4

12 D1 AA HM, All Region & All ACC

11 & 09 US Amateur Qualifier

11 Georgia State Amateur 3rd

11 Dogwood Inv T17  +  Greystone Inv T4

11 Monroe Invitational 4th

10 Atlanta Amateur Match Champion

10 Dogwood Invitational 2nd

09 US Public Links Match

 
   

 
 

Ancer, Abraham                

Mission, TX   Club at Cimarron   age 21

Oklahoma University Senior

#155 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region

12 D1 National T21

11 Cotton States Invitational Medalist

11 D1 All American Hon Men

11 D1 East Regional 1st

10 NJCAA Player of the Year

10 NJCAA D1 National T2

 
   

 
 

Andrews,  Bo                     

Raleigh, NC                                   age 21

Georgia Tech Junior

#170 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Monroe Inv T6  +  D1 All Region & All ACC

11 Players Amateur T5  +  North & South Am 16s

11 Greystone Invitational Champion (T9 in 10)

11 Southeastern Amateur T14

09 Oglethorpe Invitational T2

09 Eastern Amateur T9

07 AJGA All American Hon Men

 
   

 
 

berger,  Daniel               

Juniper, FL       Seminole GC      age 19

Florida State University Junior

#264 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 NCAA D1 National T21

12 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional 3rd

11 Dixie Amateur 2nd

10 AJGA All American HM

10 Polo Junior Classic Quarters (T2 in stroke)

10 Junior Players T8

10 US Am Qualifying Medalist

 
   

 
 

Carpenter,  Alex      

Little Rock, AR    Central Arkansas    age 22

Abilene Christian University Senior

#311 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D2 All American

11 TCAT Graig Ranch T2  +  Maumelle Classic T2

11 D2 Player of the Year & Palmer Cup Team

10 US Am Qual Co-Medalist + Maumelle Classic T2

10 Southern Amateur Champion

10 & 09 Fourth of July Am Champion

10 D2 All American + Lone Star PoY & FoY

09 Maumelle Classic Champion

4-time Arkansas HS 3A Champion & All State team

 
   

 
 

Chan,  Lorens                           

Honolulu, HI    Waialae CC    age 18

UCLA Freshman

#249 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Junior World Cup & Mid-Pacific Open T6

12 Hawaii State Am 4th  +  Hawaii State Open T12

11 AJGA All American

11 Fubon Senior Open (Euro Senior Tour) 2nd

11 Turtle Bay Am 2nd  +  Junior Players 6th

11 Oahu CC Invitational & PGA Junior National 2nd

11 US Junior Qualifier + Hickam AFB Inv Champion

11 Hawaii State Amateur Champion

10 Nebraska Junior Open Champion

 
   

 
 

Christovich, Patrick  

New Orleans, LA                          age 33

Mississippi State University Alum & Realitor

#197 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 16/26)

12 Louisiana State Am Champion (top 5 in 11, 10 & 09)

12 Birmingham Nat'l Invitational Champion

12 Coleman Invitational T2

11 Harvey Penick Invi T1  +  US Amateur Match

11 Louisiana Mid-Amateur Champion

11 Lupton Memorial 4th

10 Louisiana Mid-Amateur Champion

08 regained amateur status

07 & previously a Class A pro & Hooters tour

 
   

 
 

Clark, Wyndham                

Greenwood Village, CO  CherryHills  age 18

Oklahoma State University Freshman

#369 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Junior Invitational T2  + Azalea Invitational T6

12 Ping Invitational 4th  +  US Amateur Qualifier

11 Western Junior T6  +  Thunderbird Int'l Junior T9

11 HP Junior 3rd  +  10 AJGA All American (09 HM)

10 Colorado Junior of the Year  +  Junior Players T11

10 US Am T65  +  Colorado Stroke Am Champion

10 US Am Qualifying Co-Med  +  Junior PGA T3

10 Western Junior T3  +  AJGA Under Armour Champ

10 HP Junior 7th  +  09 Colorado Stroke Am T3

 
   

 
 

Cody, Austin                              

N Charlestown, SC   Coosaw Creek CC   age 20

Duke University Junior

#413 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 South Carolina Match Am Quarters

12 D1 All Region  +  11 US Am Qualifying Co-Medalist

11 Rice Planters Amateur Champion (2nd in 09)

09 Junior Players T7 + South Carolina St Am 4th

09 Dogwood Inv T18  +  09 & 07 AJGA All American

09 Western Junior 3rd  +  Azalea Invitational T11

09 HP Junior T8 (3rd in 08)  +  08 US Amateur T65

08 South Carolina St Am T8 + 07 D Ross Jun Champ

07 Ping Inv T6, Golf Pride Jun T2  +  Heritage Jun 2nd

 
       
 

Constable, Donald   

Deephaven, MN     Spring Hill GC     age 23

University of Minnesota Alum

#125 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Sunnehanna Am T19 + Minnesota Champions 2nd

12 Terra Cotta Invitational Champion

11 & 10 US Amateur Match (11 & 10 Qualifying Medalist)

11 Minnesota St Am Champ  +  MN Champions T4

11 D1 All Region & All Big 10

10 Porter Cup T10  +  Minnesota St Am 2nd

10 North & South Amateur Champion (Quarters in 11)

10 Minnesota Match Am Finalist + US Open First Alt

10 Minnesota Champs T3 + 09 MN Match Am Champ

 
   

 
 

Garber,  Joey                       

Petoskey, MI                         age 20

University of Georgia Junior

#341 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Michigan State Am Quarters

11 Michigan State Open T8

11 Michigan State Amateur Finalist (2nd in stroke)

11 D1 All Region  +  Central Regional T4

10 Michigan & Coca-Cola Junior Champion

10 Michigan State Amateur Champion

09 Wise Junior Open Champion

09 Golf Pride Junior T4 + US Am Qual Co-Medalist

09 Michigan State Amateur Quarters

 
   

 
 

Gray,  Mitch                              

Florence, SC                                 age 21

Campbell University Grad

#462 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Palmetto Amateur Champion

11 Eastern Amateur T2

09 South Carolina Match Quarters

08 North & South Junior 2nd

08 Western Junior T5

 
   

 
 

Harbin,  Dykes              

Augusta, GA     Augusta CC     age 21

University of South Carolina Senior

#379 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/29)

12 Southeastern Amateur Champion

 
       
 

Hawkins,  Hunter           

Valley Head, AL   Terrapin Hills CC   age 21

University of Alabama Birmingham Senior

#274 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

11 Palmetto Amateur T9  +  Eastern Amateur T8

11 Spirit of America Champion

11 Greystone Inv T8  +  Alabama State Am T3

10 Montgomery Invitational T3

10 Alabama Match Amateur Quarters

10 Saugahatchee Inv Champion

09 All Ohio Valley Conference & Freshman of Year

 
   

 
 

Hebert,  Michael              

Orlando, FL      Rio Pinar GC      age 21

Auburn University Senior

#59 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Notheast Amateur T3

12 Jones Cup T5  +  New Years Invitational T4

11 Dogwood Inv T12  +  Northeast Amateur T7

11 D1 All Region & All SEC + 10 US Am Qualifier

10 D1 National T18  +  Central Regional T11

09 AJGA First Team All American (HM in 08)

09 Thunderbird Int'l Junior 2nd + Mizuno Junior T2

09 Florida Azalea T4  +  08 Dixie Amateur T10

08 St Augustine Am T7 + Rolex ToC Junior 10th

 
   

 
 

Hughes, Charlie               

Burnaby, BC                               age 21

University of Washington Senior

#302 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

11 US Amateur Match

11 & 10 British Columbia Amateur Top 7

11 US Public Links Qualifier

11 D1 All Region & All PAC 10

10 D1 All Region

09 Wenatchee Junior Open Champion

 
       
 

Johnson,  Michael    

Hoover, AL       CC of Mobile      age 19

Auburn University Sophomore

#156 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Greystone Invitational Champion (T4 in 11)

12 D1 All Region & SEC All Freshman

11 US Am Qual Co-Medalist  +  Spirit of America 4th

11 FootJoy Boys Invitational 8th

10 Polo Junior Classic 16s  +  Junior Players Champ

10 Ping Inv Junior 10th + Alabama Match Am Champ

10 Deutsche Junior Open Champion

 
   

 
 

Kennerly,  Billy         

Alpharetta, GA    CC of the South    age 19

Clemson University Sophomore

#215 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region  +  11 Palmetto Am T5

11 FootJoy Boys Invitational Champion

11 Thunderbird Int'l Junior T2  +  Junior Inv T9

11 Exide Junior Open T2  +  HP Junior T5

10 Dixie Amateur T9  +  Junior Players T8

10 North Carolina Junior Open T2

10 US Am Qualifier

 
   

 
 

Kim, Michael                                 

Del Mar, CA      Crosby at RSF      age 18

University of California Sophomore

#39 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Northeast Amateur T17

12 Sunnehanna Am 7th  +  USPL Qual Medalist

12 D1 All American HM, All Region & All PAC 12

12 D1 Nat'l Match 2/0/0  +  West Regional T4

12 Jones Cup T5  +  11 Southern Am T8

11 Dogwood Inv T4  + 10 AJGA All American HM

10 Polo Junior Classic Finalist + Scratch Players 12th

10 US Amateur Qualifier  +  Canon Cup 3/0/1

10 Western Junior 2nd  +  PING Phoenix Junior T4

 
   

 
 

Kohles,  Ben                    

Cary, NC     Prestonwood CC     age 22

University of Virginia Grad

#41 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All American, All Region & All ACC

12 D1 North Regional T2  +  11 Cardinal Am T8

11 US Am Qualifying Medalist  +  Porter Cup 5th

11 D1 All American & ACC Player of the Year

10 D1 All American HM, All Region & ACC Co-PoY

09 US Amateur T65 & Qual Co-Medalist

09 Carolinas Am Semi's  +  Sunnehanna Am T12

08 Carolinas Amateur Champion

08 & 07 FCWT All American + 07 Carolinas JofY

 
   

 
 

Kropp,  Will                             

Edmond, OK     Oak Tree GC     age 22

Oklahoma University Senior

#489 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 AA HM & National T9 + 10 Southeastern Am 7th

10 Cotton States Stroke 2nd  +  Memorial Am T4

09 Dogwood Inv T13, Memorial T7 + Azalea Inv T4

08 T-bird Int'l Junior T2 + 07 Polo Junior Semi's

07 & 06 AJGA All American Hon Men

07 Canon Cup 4/0/0  +  US Junior Qualifier

07 Rolex T of C T4 + OSSO Junior Champion

07 RGWG Wichita Junior T3 + 06 Ping Inv T4

06 AJGA Wildcat Classic Champion

 
   

 
 

Lovelady, Tom              

Birmingham, AL     Vestavia CC     age 18

University of Alabama Sophomore

#350 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 & 11 Greystone Inv Top 8  +  Palmetto Am 3rd

11 Dixie Am 5th  +  Dogwood Inv T17

11 & 09 Birmingham Metro Player of the Year

10 & 09 AJGA All American HM  +  Polo Junior 16s

10 Willow Point Inv Champion + US Junior Qual Med

10 Rolex Tournament of Champions Junior T9

10 Footjoy Boys Invitational T10

09 Junior Orange Bowl T4  +  Footjoy Boys Inv T2

08 US Junior 16s + Alabama HS 6A Champion

 
   

 
 

McCarthy, Ryan          

Burnie, TAS        Seabrook GC        age 22

Australian National Squad

#89 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 New Zealand Amateur 16's + Medalist

12 Tasmanian Amateur Semi's + Medalist

12 Master of Amateurs T6  +  11 Australian Open T23

11 US Am Qualifying Medalist  +  Porter Cup T15

11 Brabazon Trophy T23 + Master of Amateurs T2

10 Victoria Match Am Finalist  +  Australian Open T17

10 Tailhade Cup T5, US Am 16's + 10 Porter Cup T19

10 Southern Am T16  +  Dogwood Inv 13th

10 Keperra Bowl T8 + So Australia Am Classic T2

09 Tasmanian Open & 08 TAS Am Champion

 
   

 
 

McConnell, Paul     

Garland, TX     Twin Creeks GC     age 21

Univ of Texas Arlington Senior

#144 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/269)

12 US PubLinks Qualifying Medalist

12 Texas State Amateur T2  +  D1 SE Regional T15

12 All Southland First Team

11 Patriot All American T5

11 & 10 CPT National Champion

11 CPT Flintrock Champion

11 US Public Links 32s, T3 in Stroke & Qual Medalist

11 All Southland Conference

10 North Texas Am 2nd  + 10 West Texas Am T4

 
   

 
 

McCurdy, Will                

Fort Payne, AL   Terrapin Hills CC   age 22

Auburn University Grad

#73 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 British Am 32s  +  12 & 11 Alabama St Am Top 3

12 D1 All Region & All SEC

11 US Am Match  +  Palmetto Amateur Champion

11 Eastern Amateur T2  +  Spirit of America 2nd

10 Eastern Am T14 + D1 South Central Regional T11

09 Montgomery Invitational Champion (2nd in 11)

09 Alabama Match Am Semi's + Spirit of America T9

09 Alabama State Am T7 + 08 AL Match Am Quarters

08 Alabama State Am T5 + 07 US Junior 32s

 
   

 
 

Mitchell, Keith             

Chattanooga, TN    Honors Course    age 20

University of Georgia Junior

#95 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 & 11 Southeastern Am Top 5  +  12 D1 National T9

12 D1 All American HN  +  Azalea Inv 3rd

11 Western Am T24  +  US Am Qualifier

11 Palmetto Am T12  +  10 Tenn Junior Champ

10 Dogwood Inv T16  +  09 Jones Cup Junior 4th

09 Signal Mountain Inv 4th  +  Winstone Junior 6th

08 AJGA All American HM  +  D Ross Junior Champ

08 Southern Junior T3  +  AJGA Ringgold Junior 2nd

 
   

 
 

Mitchell, TJ                      

Albany, ga     Stonebridge G&CC     age 22

University of Georgia Senior

#445 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 Southeast Regional 7th

11 D1 South Central Regional T9

10 Southeastern Amateur T15

09 Dixie Amateur T8

09 Isleworth Collegiate Invitational 6th

4-time Georgia HS GISA All State

 
   

 
 

Ortiz,  Carlos                         

Jalisco, MEX                                 age 21

University of North Texas Senior

#107 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Sunnehanna Amateur T12

12, 11 & 10 Mexican Int'l Amateur Top 6

12 D1 Central Regional T9

12 & 11 D1 All Region & All Sun Belt

11 Spirit Int'l T1  +  World Universiade T7

10 US PubLinks Qualifier  +  All Sun Belt Conference

09 Mexican Interclub T2

09 Byron Nelson Junior 2nd

08 Mexican Interclub Champion

 
   

 
 

Papadatos, Dimi    

NSW, AUS        Toukley GC            age 21

NSW State Team

#363 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 South Australia Amateur Classic T6

12 Lake Macquarie Amateur T14

12 Master of the Amateurs T13

11 Port Phillip Amateur T9

11 Dunes Medal 3rd

11 Australian Interstate 4/1/2

11 Aussie Foursomes Champ  +  Keperra Bowl T9

11 Queensland Amateur Quarters (2nd in stroke)

11 New South Wales Amateur Quarters

 
       
 

Patterson, Brett     

McMinnville, TN   Wriillowbrook GC   age 20

Middle Tennessee State Univ Junior

#240 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 US Public Links Qualifying Medalist

12 All Sun Belt Conference  +  11 Dixie Am T14

11 US Open Qualifier + All Sun Belt Conference

11 Tennessee State Open T11

10 Tennessee State Amateur 8th

10 Tennesee State Match Am Champion

10 Spirit of America Champ  +  09 Future Masters 2nd

 
       
 

Pumphrey,  Riley      

Georgetown, TX  Cimarron Hills CC  age 23

Oklahoma University Grad

#153 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region

11 Cotton States Invitational Champion

11 Rice Planters T5  +  Southeastern Am T8

11 USA Collegiate D1 Rank 155

10 US Am Qualifier  +  Palmetto Amateur T2

06 US Junior Qualifying Medalist

06 Texas HS All State

 
   

 
 

Rank,  Garrett                        

Elmira, ON                                   age 23

University of Waterloo Grad

#170 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 USPL Qualifier  +  Canadian Collegiate Champion

11 Tailhade Cup T9  +  US Amateur T65 & Qual Med

11 Porter Cup T6  +  Toronto Amateur Champion

11 Ontario Am 6th  +  Glencoe Inv 3rd

11 Canadian Collegiate 2nd  +  USPL Qual Medalist

10 Canadian Am 7th  +  Porter Cup T10

10 US Public Links 16s  +  World University T10

10 Canadian Collegiate T5 + 09 Ontario Match Am RU

09 Canadian Collegiate T10

 
   

 
 

Reeves,  Crawford        

Greenville, SC     Thornblade Club     age 21

Clemson University Senior

#203 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region & Central Regional T14

11 Northeast Amateur T18  +  Monroe Inv T15

11 D1 All Region & South Central Regional T7

10 South Carolina State Am T10 + Eastern Am T5

09 South Carolina Match Amateur Champion

08 AJGA First Team All American

08 Golfweek Junior Inv T5 + US Am Qual Medalist

08 Rolex ToC T7  +  Palmetto Amateur 9th

08 Robertson Memorial Junior Champion

 
       
 

Reeves,  Seth                          

Duluth, GA       Bears Best Club       age 21

Georgia Tech Senior

#213 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 US Public Links Qualifier

11 Patriot All American T13  +  US Amateur Qualifier

11 Georgia State Am T5

11 Dogwood Invitational T12

11 Southeastern Amateur Champion (T12 in 10)

10 Cardinal Amateur T7

09 Dixie Amateur T12

09 Collegiate Players Invitational Champion

 
   

 
 

Schniederjans, Oliver   

Powder Springs, GA   Bentwater   age 19

Georgia Tech Sophomore

#233 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region & Southwest Regional T15

11 Canadian Am T17  +  Southern Am T22

11 Sunnehanna T11 + US Open Alternate

11 Terra Cotta T10, Azalea Inv 7th + 10 AJGA 1st AA

10 AJGA First Team All American (09 All American)

10 Polo Jun Qrtrs,  Ping Jun Inv T4 + PGA Jun Nat T3

09 Jones Cup Junior & Polo Junior Champ

09 Georgia PGA Junior Champion

08 Press Thorton Future Masters Champion

 
   

 
 

Stieger, Matthew         

Narrabri, NSW                     age 21 

#13 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 British Am Quarters  +  Scottish Open Am T4

12 So Australia Am Classic T2  +  Riversdale Cup T8

12 NSW Am Quarters (11 Semi's)  +  Master of Ams T6

11 NSW & WA Op Top 10, Asian Am T14 + US Am T65

11 Brabazon T17, Berkshire T5 + St Andrews Links T20

11 Keperra Bowl 2nd  +  Mandurah Easter Amateur T3

11 West Aus Am Champ  + Aus Am Champ (16s in 12)

11 Riversdale Cup 2nd  +  Tasmanian Open Champ

10 Dunes Medal 2nd  +  AUS Interstate 6/3/1

10 Pacific Coast Am T3 + Pacific NW Am Co-Medalist

 
   

 
 

Thompson, Curtis    

Coral Springs, FL     age 19     LSU Soph

#188 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Northeast Am T17  +  Palmetto Am T5

11 Dixie Amateur Champ  +  Players Am T2 (T6 in 09)

10 Junior Orange 2nd, US Junior Medalist + NEA T15

10 US Open Alternate  +  Terra Cotta Inv T7

09 Junior Orange Bowl T6 + AJGA All Amer HM

09 Polo Junior Classic 16's & Co-Medalist

09 AJGA Laredo Energy Junior Open Champion

09 Azalea Inv T4  +  08 Bubba Conley Junior T5

 
   

 
 

Werenski, Richard     

South Hadley, MA    Orchards GC    age 20

Georgia Tech Junior

#79 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 D1 All Region  +  11 Patriot All American T7

11 Canadian Am 10th  +  Northern Am T2

11 New England Am 2nd  +  Southern Am T2

10 US Am 32s, New England Am T6 + Players Am T4

10 Dogwood Inv T14  +  Massachusetts St Open T11

09 US Am Qualifier  +  PGA Junior National 6th

09 New England Am T4 + Footjoy Boys Inv 5th

09 IJGT Tourney of Champions 3rd

09 Terra Cotta Inv T8  +  HP Junior T8

 
   

 
 

Woodall, Bruce             

Yancyville, NC                              age 23

University of Virginia Grad

#189 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Northeast Amateur T5

12 Monroe Inv T15  +  11 Cardinal Am T4

11 US Am Qualifying Medalist  +  Eastern Am T12

11 North Carolina St Am T2  +  No Carolina Open T6

09 Forest Oaks Invitational Champion (2nd in 08)

08 Bryan Amateur 2nd + Tuscarora Inv Cha

08 Danville Inv & Forest Park Am 2nd

07 Robertson Memorial Junior T3

 
   

 
 

Wyatt,  Bobby                      

Mobile, AL        CC of Mobile        age 19

University of Alabama Junior

#3 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/26)

12 Northeast Am T5  +  Sunnehanna Am Champ

12 US Open Alternate + D1 Southeast Regional 2nd

12 All America, All Region & All SEC First Team

12 Jones Cup T5  +  11 Patriot All American 2nd

11 Southern Amateur T2  +  Dogwood Invi 2nd

11 Alabama State Amateur 2nd + 10 AL Jun Champ

11 D1 All Amer HN, All Frosh, All Region & All SEC

10 HP Junior Champ (T3 in 09)  +  10 Jones Cup 5th

09 AJGA 1st Tm All American + Junior Players Champ

 
   

 
 

 

 

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