May 25, 2007, Pawleys Island, S.C. – True Blue Plantation will play host to the 35th Carolinas Golf Association Amateur Match Play Championship, June 13-17, 2007. The week-long event will feature the best male amateur golfers from North and South Carolina with a maximum handicap index of 7.4.
The Championship opens Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 – 14 with more than 90 golfers expected for the 32-hole stroke play tournament that will determine the 32 match play qualifiers. On Friday, June 15, the 32 golfers compete in the first and second rounds of the event with the winners advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinal and semifinal rounds. On Sunday, June 17, the remaining golfers fight for the 2007 Carolinas Golf Association Match Play Championship in a 36-hole match.
"We’re excited to play host to such a prestigious amateur golf event," said True Blue head golf professional Bob Seganti. "This is the 35th year of the Amateur Match Play Championship and True Blue will be a true test for the golfers. We look forward to working with the Carolinas Golf Association to honor the best amateur golfers in South and North Carolina."
Adam Hart of Blythewood, South Carolina, captured the 2006 Championship which was held at Camden Country Club in Camden, South Carolina. Amateur golfers can register for the Match Play Championship through June 4th by visiting the Carolinas Golf Association Web site, carolinagolf.org.
About True Blue Plantation
True Blue Plantation is a 6,842-yard, par-72 championship golf course located on the site of historic True Blue Plantation, the famed 19th century indigo and rice plantation. Designed by architect Mike Strantz, True Blue emphasizes the natural beauty of the area, utilizing native grasses and vegetation and maintaining much of the character of the property. True Blue has received countless awards since opening in 1998, including being named one of "America’s Greatest 100 Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest, South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s list of "50 Best Courses", Golf Magazine’s "Top Ten Places To Play" and "Top 25 Courses in the South" and one of the "Top 100 Courses in America" from Golfweek.
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