Local businesses support City of Aiken Amateur Championship

  • Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 11:31 p.m.
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Aiken Golf Club will be the site of the inaugural Aiken Amateur Champinship on Aug. 28 and 29.
FILE PHOTO Aiken Golf Club will be the site of the inaugural Aiken Amateur Champinship on Aug. 28 and 29.

The fourth annual City of Aiken Amateur Golf Championship is getting closer, and tournament organizers were pleased to announce a significant addition to this year’s field.

The Aiken Golf Club, the home course of the annual championship, announced Monday that Stewart Builders of Aiken will be a major sponsor for this year’s tournament. Stewart Builders will join previous contributors Allstate – specifically the agencies of Thomas Young and Walt Bagwell – as well as Travinia Italian Kitchen.

The addition of Stewart Builders as a sponsor will ensure all participants the opportunity to play three rounds of golf and also the chance to compete in a putting tournament with prizes up for grabs throughout the weekend. The City of Aiken Amateur Championship will be held on Sept. 7 and 8. Tournament play will be preceded by practice rounds to be held on Sept. 6 and 7.

This 36-hole, medal-play event is open to all amateur players residing in Aiken County or members of Aiken County golf clubs. Players will be flighted after round one, with an overall champion, in addition to first, second and third place winners in each division.

Last year, Brian Quackenbush won the city championship, dethroning Patrick Cunning who won the first two editions of the championship. Other division winners included Julia Fountain (women’s champion), Jake Carter (junior champion), Dick Korzen (super-senior champion) and Jimmy Hamilton (senior champion).

Applications for the City of Aiken Amateur Golf Championship are available at The Aiken Golf Club – located at 555 Highland Park SW – and can also be found online at www.aikengolfclub.com. For more information, call 803-649-6029.

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