Dataw Island Club to Host 42nd SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship

COLUMBIA, SC (October 5, 2022) – The South Carolina Golf Association will host the 42nd  Annual  Mid - Amateur  Championship at the Dataw Island Club in St. Helena Island, SC from October 7-9, 2022. A field of 111 players will compete to take home the 2022 championship title.


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This year marks the forty-second playing of the SCGA  Mid - Amateur  Championship and the second time the Dataw Island Club has hosted. The SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship was last played at Dataw in 1989 with South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame Member, Bill Smunk, winning the title. The Dataw Island Club has also hosted many other SCGA events including the SCGA Amateur Championship in 2018.


The event will be played on both Dataw Island Club Courses – Friday’s opening round will be on the Cotton Dike course followed by the second round being played on the Morgan River Course. The final round will be played again on the challenging and picturesque Cotton Dike Course. 


Headlining the list of notable players in the field is the 2021 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion and reigning SCGA Player of the Year, Christian Sease. Past  Mid - Amateur  Champions, Jordan Sease (2019) of Lexington, Kyle Bearden (2018) of Barnwell, Josh Branyon (2011, 2017) of Honea Path, Chris Eassy (2016) of Simpsonville, and Robert Dargan (2014) of Columbia will also be vying for the 2022  Mid - Amateur  Championship title.


The 2022 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship field also has four recent participants in the 2022 U.S Mid-Amateur Championship: Weston Bell (Piedmont), Christian Sease (Greenville), Jason Steiner (Fort Mill), and Jon Weiss Jr. (Florence). 


42nd  SCGA  Mid - Amateur  Championship Facts


Championship Format


·     There will be a 36-hole cut to the low 60 plus ties.

·     54 Holes of Individual Stroke Play

·     USGA rules apply


The First Round of the 41st SCGA  Mid - Amateur  Championship begins Friday, October 7, 2022, at 8:00 A.M. as a single tee start off of Cotton Dike #1. 

About the South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA)


A non-profit organization founded in 1929, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf. The SCGA annually conducts Statewide championships, one-day contests, a series of 40-plus events and the overseeing of USGA qualifiers in our State. Other member services offered include use of GHIN services / Handicap Index computation, Golf Genius - a Tournament Software System, Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping education, Course Ratings/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine, the MySCGA App, the official podcast of the SCGA - Off the Hosel and the SC Golf Hall of Fame. The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.


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