Green Hills Set to Host 2021 Southern Illinois Amateur
Mt. Vernon, IL – The last MAGA championship of the season, the 2021 Southern Illinois Amateur, is set for this weekend at Green Hills Golf Club.
31 players will tee it up to try and get valuable Player of the Year points as the season winds down. 20 players will be in the Open Division and 11 in the Senior. There will be a Low Net and Low Gross champion in each division.
Curtis Brokenbrow comes into the event first in MAGA Men’s Player of the Year points standings. Brokenbrow has been on a tear this summer, highlighted by Low Amateur honors at the 16th World Wide Technology Metropolitan Open Championship in June and getting runner-up at the 31st Metropolitan Amateur Championship at St. Louis Country Club in early August. Brokenbrow also won the 2021 Missouri Amateur Championship at The Club at Porto Cima.
Brad Carpenter and Jason White are two players in the field this weekend who are just outside the Old Warson Cup standings. Carpenter and White are 18th and 19th, respectively. Top-16 at the end of the year make the Old Warson Cup, MAGA’s match play championship.
Bryan Warren, first in SIGA Men’s Player of the Year points standings, is playing in the same group as Brokenbrow. Warren’s summer is highlighted by a pair of runner-up finishes at the McLeansboro Amateur and the Green Hills Amateur. He also qualified for the 2021 Illinois State Amateur.
The top two in MAGA’s Senior Men’s Player of the Year points standings are in the field. Brian Lovett and Buddy Allen play in the final group of the day on Saturday at 10:10 a.m. The pair won the 12th Metropolitan Four-Ball Championship this past July. Allen is defending champion at the event after going 8-under (69-65–134) at Green Hills GC last October.
Joe Malench is first in SIGA’s Senior Men’s Standings after winning the Senior Division at the 97th SIGA Amateur Championship.
First round begins Saturday morning with times starting at 8:30 a.m.
Live scoring and groupings and starting times are available on Golf Genius with the GGID DHUDPP.
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