Long Islander Wins World Amateur Golf Championship in Myrtle Beach

Written by Ls Cohen  |  24. September 2019

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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