25th Amateur Public Links Championship

The Florida Club - Stuart
June 10-12, 2022

STUART, Fla. – Matthew Read captured his first FSGA championship victory by two-strokes after posting three under-par rounds at The Florida Club, June 10-12.

Conditions were ideal for scoring during round one, on Friday, leading to 15 under-par rounds to start the 25th Amateur Public Links Championship. Dustin Dingus got the scoring under way with birdies on holes five through eight to get to 4-under for the day. However, a double bogey on hole 15 gave him a 3-under 69 finish after his first time around The Florida Club.

The rounds of the day came from a trio of young players. Frankie Harris, Genki Sadato, and Matthew Read were all able to navigate Friday’s round with a score of 5-under 67. Harris and Read had bogey-free rounds with five birdies, while Sadato used an eagle on the par-5 fourth to offset his one bogey on the day.

Plenty of players went into moving day on Saturday with eyes on finding their way up the leaderboard. However, overnight co-leader Matthew Read made sure no one gained any ground. The Bradenton native put together a round of 7-under 65 to pull away from the pack with a 12-under total for the Championship.

Frankie Harris would continue to play well in the second round. The current Auburn Tiger held the lead through the turn and a 2-under back nine allowed him to stay within three shots going into the final round. Egor Eroshenko moved up the leaderboard with a 4-under 68 after starting the day 2-over through three holes. Eroshenko put himself in a position to have a chance on Sunday if Read were to stumble as he sat 6-under for the Championship and tied with Genki Sadato for third place.

In the final round, as the leaders were making the turn, Christopher Anderson was finishing a round to remember. Anderson put together 11 birdies in the final round to combat two bogeys and tie the course record of 63 at The Florida Club. The record-tying round vaulted Anderson up the leaderboard 26 spots into a tie for 6th.

Meanwhile, the lead was starting to shrink for overnight leader Matthew Read. A 2-over front nine left him with just a one shot lead over Egor Eroshenko with nine holes left to play. However, trouble found Eroshenko at the par-5 11th. Eroshenko made a double-bogey while Read posted a par to extend his lead. Birdies on 13 and 15 left Matthew Read with a three shot lead with three holes left to play. Two pars and birdie on the final hole secured the two-stroke victory for Read with a final round 71. Despite a birdie on the 18th hole, Harris finished in second after a final round 70, followed by Joseph Latowski in third place four strokes back. A 13-under tournament total of 203 gave Read his first FSGA Championship win!

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Championship 6,738 yds. 72.2/130

Par: 72

Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Light Showers, Sunny 85 °F
Sunny Humid, Sunny 88 °F
Overcast Partly Overcast 89 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 Matthew Read 67 65 71 203 3000
2 Frankie Harris 67 68 70 205 2100
3 Joseph Latowski 70 69 68 207 1500
4 Rhett Pooley 72 69 67 208 1200
5 Genki Sadato 67 71 71 209 1050
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Tournament Summary

Format54 holes of gross individual stroke play

Eligibility FSGA Member, Public Links Player

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 7.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $235

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Championship Format

  • 54 holes of individual gross stroke play
  • Maximum Field Size - 84 players

Eligibility

  • Male amateur bona fide "public links" golfer
  • Entrant is required to be a member of the FSGA, with a Florida GHIN not exceeding 7.0

Male amateurs must be bona fide public course players, since January 1, 2022, and have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges at any private club maintaining its own course.

A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges at a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by; an educational institution at which he/she attends, a federal armed service at which he/she is a member, or an industry by which he/she is employed.

If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, you are NOT ELIGIBLE for this year's FSGA Public Links Championship:

1. Private Club Access - Have you had privileges at a private club (not open to the public) at anytime during the current year?
2. Social Memberships - Do you maintain a social membership at a private club that allows you to play the course sometime during the year?
3. Dependents of Members - Does your spouse or parent/guardian belong to a private course and as a result you are allowed to play the course without a guest fee?
4. Golf Course Employees - Have you been an employee at a private course during the year, where you are allowed to play golf more than one day per week?
5. Resort Courses - Do you have a membership at a resort that restricts which days resort guests can play?
6. Golf Team Members - As a member of a scholastic golf team, are you allowed to play a private course not owned by the school at times other than your regular golf season including playoffs and championships?

Permitted Exceptions:

  • Military Courses - A player, because of his military service may hold privileges at a facility from which the general public is excluded.
  • County and City Courses - A player may be a member at a course open to county or city residents even if it is closed to nonresidents.
  • Handicap - There is no restriction to where a player maintains his handicap.

Entry Fee

  • $235

Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 10th

  •  7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off #1 and #10 tees

Saturday, June 11th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off #1 and #10 tees 

Sunday, June 12th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off #1 and #10 tees 
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

Entry Priority

With the ever growing popularity of the Public Links Championship, the FSGA Championships Committee instituted Entry Priority in 2020 with the reduced field and has expanded the priority for 2022. The entry priority will be as follows.

  • 75% of the field will be determined using the following order of preference - 63 Entries
    • Previous 5 years Amateur Public Links Champions
    • Top 30 in previous year's Amateur Public Links Championship
    • Players qualifying for any of the previous year's USGA Individual National Championships
    • Any players making the 36 hole cut at the previous year's Florida Amateur or Florida Open Championship
    • Any players advancing to Round of 16 at Amateur Match Play Championship
    • Top 50 on the previous year's Amateur Player of the Year Points List
    • Players Selected by FSGA Championship Committee (up to 5 spots)
    • Handicap Index on Entry Close Date
  • 25% of the field - First Come, First Served - 21 Entries

Course Set-Up

  • The course will be set-up at approximately 6,800-7,000 yards                         

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM on the weekend.  The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax.  Please call 772-287-3680 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champion

Tiger Godwin was victorious at the Amateur Public Links Championship hosted by ChampionsGate Golf Resort. The victor from Fort Meade secured the one-shot victory with a 6-under 210 for the three-day championship to capture his first individual FSGA championship.  Click here for results.

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Winner

  • Current year's Amateur Championship
  • Current year's Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Next year's Mid-Amateur Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart. - Click here 
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of the Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott
7615 Lost River Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 781-3344

Booking Deadline: May 27, 2022

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Payment

The Florida Club accepts all cash and all major credit cards for payment.

Directions

The Florida Club
9005 SW Old Royal Drive
Stuart, FL 34997
772-287-3380

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