Hattiesburg, MS: Kyle Ramey, PGA, Head Golf Professional of Canebrake Country Club, won the 2021 GSPGA Match Play Championship over Kyle Ellis, Director of Instruction at The Country Club of Oxford. Ramey won the match on the 20th hole against Ellis. After a three-hour weather delay, both players battled out the remainder of the match, going back and forth with who took the lead.
This was the third straight year Ramey had a chance to win the championship in the final match. After the match, Ramey reflected by saying, “It feels nice to finally come through as the winner. I have been close a couple of times. Feels great to close out this championship.”
The Match Play Championship was held at Hattiesburg Country Club (MS), April 12-13. 16 players participated with seeding based off of 2020 OMEGA Player of the Year points and 2020 Assistant Player of the Year points. After the first round, there was a consolation bracket of 8.
Carter Callaway, Head Golf Professional of Hattiesburg Country Club, beat Jonathan Walker, Assistant Golf Professional of Diamondhead Country Club, 2 up, to win the Consolation Flight. After the win Callaway remarked, “I played 73 holes in two days. Definitely the most golf I have played in a long time.”
The Gulf States PGA wishes to thank the entire staff and membership at Hattiesburg Country Club including Carter Callaway, PGA Associate, Head Golf Professional, Frank Ogletree, Head Golf Course Superintendent, and the entire food and beverage staff.
Also, a big thanks to our tournament sponsors, Andrew McDurmon & Mark Danton of Winston Collection and Jack English of Slidebelts.
Our next event is the Antigua/Lorente Pro-Pro Championship held at Diamondhead Country Club – Pine Course on April 19, 2021.