John Augenstein Named Southern Golf Association’s Amateur of the Month for July 2018
John Augenstein - SGA Amateur of the Month July 2018
BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 22, 2018) – John Augenstein, a junior at Vanderbilt, has been named Amateur of the Month for July 2018 by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).
Augenstein, a native of Owensboro, KY, posted a 16-under 268 score to win The Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, SC by four strokes over Andy Zhang. The following week he placed in a tie for fourth at the Southern Amateur Championship played near his home at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, KY. His score of 279 (-9) was three shots behind Patrick Cover of Cornelius, NC.
He is currently the No. 4 ranked Amateur in the World by Scratch Players and No. 27 by World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Winners of the SGA’s monthly award are determined by an international 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 Doc Redman & Doug Ghim.
The SGA supports amateur golf at the highest level, including staging of the storied Southern Amateur, as well as the Southern Junior Championship.
About the Southern Golf Association:
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15 state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month”, to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.