Weekend Preview: Faldo Series Georgia Championship at Savannah Harbor

Opening Weekend of Faldo Series Qualifying Set to Return at Savannah Harbor

Star-Studded Field begins their quest towards the 2019 Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final with the playing of the Georgia Championship

 

Savannah, GA: The International Junior Golf Tour is back in action over the weekend, with high-stakes as the playing of the Faldo Series Georgia Championship will be played at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Over 90 of the best junior golfers from the United States and abroad will compete with the opportunity to punch their ticket to the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final later on in Fall of 2019.

The Faldo Series hosts 35 annual tournaments in 30 countries worldwide, and has set the stage for junior golfers internationally to compete in high stakes competition against the best players in the world. Through this partnership, IJGT and the Faldo Series are giving North American junior golfers the opportunity to put themselves on the map with the best players in the world.

The top-two finishers this weekend in each of the competing divisions (Boys 19U & 16U, Girls 19u & 16U) will earn automatic invitation to the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final to be held later in 2019 at Bella Collina Golf Club in Montverde, FL.

Before we get our weekend started, we wanted to showcase what players can expect from the course, including stats from last year’s Faldo Series Georgia Championship, and projected weather for the weekend.

 

The Course

 

The Club at Savannah Harbor has been a popular stop for the IJGT for a number of years now. A former stop of the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, the 18-hole championship course was originally designed and created by Robert Cupp, in conjunction with Golf Legend, Sam Snead. The Club at Savannah Harbor offers unparalleled views of historic downtown Savannah, all while competing on championship level putting surfaces, offering players a great opportunity for a great low-scoring round.

 

Last year in the playing of the Faldo Series Georgia Championship, the IJGT saw a tour record be set for low overall round of 61 (11-Under Par), set by Dongjin Park of Seoul, South Korea.

 

Thanks to our official tournament partners over at Bluegolf, we compiled statistics of last year’s Georgia Championship for a preview at what players can expect and take advantage of this coming weekend:

 

Older Boys Division:

  • Scoring Average: 77.91
  • Total Birdies Made: 313
  • Best Chance at Birdie or Better: Hole 11 (Par 5) or Hole 13 (Par 5)
  • Hardest Hole: Hole 7

 

Younger Boys Division:

  • Scoring Average: 85.27
  • Total Birdies Made: 25
  • Best Chance at Birdie or Better: Hole 10 (Par 4)
  • Hardest Hole: Hole 4 (Par 5)

 

Girls Divisions

  • Scoring Average: 80.43
  • Total Birdies Made: 76
  • Best Chance at Birdie or Better: Hole 10 (Par 4) or Hole 13 (Par 5)
  • Hardest Hole: Hole 4 (Par 5)

 

For a complete look at last year’s statistics from the Faldo Series Georgia Championship, follow the link here.

 

Weather

Saturday Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy with rain possible in the Morning
  • High of 66/ Low of 62
  • Chance of Rain: 30%

Sunday Forecast

  • Showers likely in the Morning, then cloudy skies for the afternoon
  • High of 73/ Low of 45
  • Chance of Rain: 80%

We do encourage all players to prepare for possible rain throughout the weekend.  Due to the amount of rain that the area has had this winter, the course is wet, so the tournament committee has decided to shorten the yardage of the course from the original plan. The weather looks promising for Saturday’s opening round, however, there is a chance for showers on Sunday morning so please be sure to prepare accordingly.

Tee-Times and Pairings have now been sent out via email, and can be viewed and found at the link listed here.

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