The 17th annual Players Amateur will take place at Berkeley Hall Club’s South Course July 6-11. The Players Amateur is known as one of the premier amateur events in the United States. All
participants will be competing for a sponsors exemption into the 2017 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event.
This year’s outstanding field is headed up by University of Florida golfer Sam Horsfield. The SEC’s Freshman of the Year competed in the U.S. Open and received the Phil Michelson Award, given to the nation’s top freshman golfer. He is currently ranked 6th on the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking.
Lipscomb University golfer Dawson Armstrong is also one to watch. The rising junior won the 2015 Western Amateur and the 2015 Dogwood Invitational. The Brentwood, Tennessee native’s current Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking is 16.
University of Southern California rising junior Sean Crocker has also committed to compete. He was a key part of the USC team that made it to the semi finals of the 2016 NCAA team championships. The California native is ranked #11 on the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking.
Cheng Jin is one of the world’s top amateurs and is an incoming freshman on the University of Southern California’s golf team. The Beijing, China native made headlines in 2015 when he won the Ping An Bank China Tour – a PGA TOUR China Series’ tournament – as an amateur. The 18-year-old competed in the 2016 Masters on an exemption granted after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur in Hong Kong in October.
Members of the popular Austrian Golf team competing include Harrison Endycott (ranked 26th), Travis Smyth (ranked 30th) and Cameron John (ranked 44th).
Bryson Nimmer, a Bluffton native and Clemson sophomore, will also be competing.
The competition rounds begin July 8th. The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.