Seven of the top summer amateur tournaments in the nation have joined forces to form the Elite Amateur Golf Series, where top point earners from the events will earn exemptions into select USGA, PGA and Korn Ferry Tour events.
Prior to the official announcement expected on Tuesday, the Elite Amateur Golf Series has been rolling out the names of the tournaments that will make up the coalition, adding, “The Best of the Best Amateur Golfers. Many will try, but only a few can truly be elite.”
The seven tournaments which will make up the Elite Amateur Golf Series include the Southern Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, North and South Amateur, Trans-Miss Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur and Western Amateur.
“These tournaments have a long history of hosting the best players at the best venues producing the best competition,” according to the EAGS promotional video.
Much like PGA TOUR University Global Rankings, the Elite Amateur Golf Series provides another path for top amateurs to gain exemptions into professional events based on season-long performance. The Elite Amateur Golf Series will combine the seven tournaments into a collective competition called the Elite Amateur Cup. The player with the highest amount of World Amateur Golf Ranking points earned from these events will be named the Elite Amateur Cup champion, earning exemptions into select professional tournaments.
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Here’s a look at the events that have teamed up: