By: Tim Andrzejewski (email@example.com)
HOUSTON, Texas — Senior Mario Carmona will participate in the 18th annual Players Amateur, played July 13-16 at the Berkeley Hall Club in Hilton Head, S.C.
The winner of the event earns a sponsor’s exemption into the 2017 RBC Heritage.
Carmona led the squad last year in stroke average with 72.30 strokes per round. He had two top five and five top ten finishes while leading the team with 16 rounds of par or better. The Houston native has earned top 20 finishes in all three events this summer, including a fifth-place tie at the Mexican Amateur.
Past champions of the Players Amateur include PGA Tour members Ben Curtis, Bill Haas, Camilo Villegas, Ricky Fowler and Bud Cauley.