Sports & Recreation
By Ls Cohen
Published: September 24 2019
William Welch, of West Islip, shot a net 69 (gross 85) to win the tournament.
William Welch, of West Islip, won the 2019 World Amateur Golf Championship in Myrtle Beach. Photo: playgolfmyrtlebeach.com
A West Islip man won the 36th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship this month. William Welch shot a net 69 (gross 85) to win the tournament Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course in Myrtle Beach, NC.
Welch beat California native James Juden by a shot to emerge from a field of 3,215 golfers and claim the title of World Champion.
Tournament Director Scott Tomasello said the players all had a great time both on and off the course.
“Congratulations to William Welch, who played great golf all week and certainly earned the title of World Champion,” he said in a statement.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter also congratulated Welch-who works as a mail clerk for the Town of Islip-for his achievement in an announcement on the town’s website.
The event is one of the largest of its kind and features players at all levels.
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