State Am golf tourney begins today at Waverly

By NEMS Daily Journal

The Mississippi Golf Association’s 2011 State Amateur Championship starts today at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point.
The defending champion is 18-year-old Fletcher Johnson of Tupelo, a Mississippi State signee. He tees off at 1:50 p.m. today with MSU coach Clay Homan, MSU player Chad Ramey of Fulton and Andrew Abide of Greenville.
The 72-hole tournament will be cut to 60 and ties following Friday’s second round.