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QAT Florence Amateur Golf Championship returns to The Traces Golf Club, gets certification – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2022-06-26 16:02:27 –

Florence County, South Carolina (WBTW) – The three-day QAT Florence Amateur Golf Championship has returned to its fifth year of the Trace Golf Club this weekend.

“There are 100 players here, men and women of all skill levels,” said tournament director Chris Wegman. “The best player-and the player who might play in a more enjoyable time.”

According to Wegman, the tournament was recognized as part of the World Amateur Golf Rankings for the first time this year, with competitors from all over the country participating.

“Hundreds of miles. There’s someone from Pontevedra Beach to Ohio and college players,” he said. “They are from outside the state this year. They contribute to our local economy, stay in hotels, eat at restaurants and play golf.”

For golfers like Alla McGillivray, a junior at West Florence High School, it wasn’t too far away.

“It’s hot, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s going fast because I’m playing with a great woman,” she said. “There are a lot of people here and they are all having a good time.”

DJ Reynolds, owner of The Traces, said he was happy to see golfers enjoying all 27 holes, whether local or not.

“Our ground crew has worked very hard. So far, it’s been a dry start in the summer, so these guys cut off their tails to get the place in good shape.” He said. “It’s rewarding to see these guys getting good scores here.”

Glenn Godfrey, President and CEO of QAT, has sponsored the event for five years and competed to win the trophy. He said he intends to continue to be a sponsor next year.

“We already have a date for the sixth year,” Godfrey said. “It will be another 54 holes of golf, and we are already looking forward to it.”

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