BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 10, 2016) – Will Zalatoris, the Wake Forest Junior from Plano, TX, has been named Amateur of the Month for July by the Southern Golf Association.
Zalatoris took the title at the 113th Trans-Miss Championship for the second time (his first win came in 2014) at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, which was quickly followed up by a win on the 2nd playoff hole at the Seattle Golf Club during the 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, earning him the July Am award from the SGA.
Winners of the SGA’s March-through-October award are determined by a blue-ribbon national panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Now in its 14th season, notable recipients have been Bill Haas, Michelle Wie, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J. B. Holmes, Webb Simpson, Rhys Davies, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Fortin-Simard, Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Alice Hewson, and more recently Lee McCoy & Aaron Wise.
The SGA supports amateur golf at the highest level, including staging of the storied 110th Southern Amateur, which was held last month at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as the 44th Southern Junior Championship in June at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.
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