UCLA's Gregor Main Named SGA National Amateur of the Month
July 30, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Rising UCLA sophomore Gregor Main has been selected as the Southern Golf Association's National Amateur of the Month for July.
Main, who hails from Danville, Calif., won the recent 103rd Southern Amateur at Colonial C.C. in Memphis with an impressive total of 16-under-par 272, earning a playing berth in the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational next spring in Orlando. He won by two strokes over a strong field of top amateurs from 31 states and 12 foreign countries.
Earlier this year, Main qualified for and made the cut in another PGA Tour event, the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines. A week prior to winning the Southern Am, Main logged a 15th place finish in the Players Am in South Carolina. Main earned Freshman Golfer of the Year in the Pac-10 this past season.
Monthly winners of the March-to-October award are determined by a blue ribbon national selection panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Runnerup in the July voting by the panel was US Publinx champ Brad Benjamin.
Earlier winners this year have been Dan Woltman, Cam Tringale, Morgan Hoffmann, Mike Van Sickle and Matt Hill. The 107-year-old Southern Golf Association promotes amateur golf in a variety of ways, including the staging of the prestigious Southern Amateur Championship, the 104th edition scheduled next July at storied Shoal Creek CC in Birmingham.