(Savannah, GA) - 2010 marks the 89th playing of the Georgia Amateur Championship which will be played on The Landings Deer Creek course, July 7 – 11. This is the first time The Landings will be hosting the Georgia Amateur after successfully hosting four Georgia Senior Championships (1987, 1989, 2002, and 2008), two Georgia Junior Championships (2000 and 2006), the 1990 Georgia Top 40 Women’s Classic and the 2006 Georgia-South Girl’s Junior Challenge Match.

Mike Waldron, Executive Director, Georgia State Golf Association recently said: "The Landings Club has been an outstanding host for several GSGA competitions over the past few years. We are excited to come to the Deer Creek course for this year's Amateur Championship. Qualifying rounds are getting underway this month around the state to complete the field of 156 competitors, who we know will be welcomed with open arms by the club's members in July."

The Georgia Amateur Championship began in 1916, when 14-year-old Bobby Jones captured the inaugural title. The championship is open to male amateur golfers who are GSGA members and are residents of Georgia. A field of 156 competitors will play the first two rounds with the low 70 and ties making the cut for rounds three and four.

Last year’s champion, Russell Henley, set a tournament scoring record of 16-under-par 268 and captured his second-straight Georgia Amateur title by 8 strokes over David Noll Jr. of Dalton. He became the first champion to claim back-to-back titles in 15 years. Only eight golfers in the history of the Championship have won consecutive titles. Twenty-four of the 64 past Georgia Amateur Champions have gone on to be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

Previous venues for this event included the Country Club of Columbus, The Savannah Golf Club, The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Capital City Club, Atlanta, Augusta Country Club, Sea Island Golf Club- St. Simons Island and many others.

About The Landings on Skidaway Island
The Landings on Skidaway Island is located less than ten miles south of historic Savannah, GA. Six championship golf courses frame the center of this premier gated residential community set on a 6,500-acre island. Members enjoy four elegant dining clubhouses, miles of walking and biking trails, 34 tennis courts, two deep-water marinas and a variety of other coastal amenities. Named “one of the nation’s best residential communities” by the Urban Land Institute, homes at The Landings range from $250,000 to $1 million plus; home sites from $120,000. More information is available by calling (800) 841-7011 or by visiting The Landings Company website at: www.thelandings.com

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