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.