Hattiesburg, MS: The 2022 Mississippi PGA Trustmark Invitational was held at Canebrake Country Club on July 15-17. The course was in phenomenal condition despite the scattered thunderstorms and the greens were firm and fast. The tournament field consisted of 95 players with the state’s top PGA Professionals and Amateurs.
Brice Wilkinson (a) of Canton, MS, fired rounds of 73-66-63 for a three-day total of eleven-under par, 202, to claim the Low Amateur and the 2022 MS PGA Trustmark Invitational. Wilkinson’s final round included eight birdies and an eagle. Jared Smith (a) of Gulfport, MS (67-66-71–204), Kyle Ramey, PGA of Hattiesburg, MS (67-69-68–204), and Eddie Brescher, III (a) of Hattiesburg, MS (70-66-68–204) had a three-way tie for second.
Wilkinson later commented, “Well, the first day was not very good. But the second day I came back, shot 5-under. Today I was like ‘I’ve got nothing to lose.’ I ended up shooting 8-under with 2 bogies. Just that type of day!”
Nate Kitson, PGA, of Starkville, MS, shot a first round of five-under, 66, winning the William E. “Sonny” Lawson Cup. Kyle Ramey claimed the Low PGA Professional.
John Harmon (a) of Hattiesburg, MS, took home the title of Super Senior Champion with scores of 69-74-72, for a three-day total of two-over par, 215.
Harmon confirmed, “I did not play really well, it was a battle. Ken Peacock played really well, he’s a really good player. We battled right down to the last hole and I was just fortunate enough to get a birdie on the last hole.”
Additional Flight winners include:
- Amateur 1st Flight – Price Bryan
- Amateur 2nd Flight – Monty Hilton
- Amateur 3rd Flight – Matthew Phillips
- Amateur 4th Flight – Marcelo Eduardo
- Super Senior 1st Flight – Ricky Sims
Special thanks to Art Stevens, Mark Lewis, Melanie Morgan, and Elly Lamb as well as everyone at Trustmark for their continued support and partnership of this tournament. The Gulf States Section would also like to thank the Head Golf Professional, Kyle Ramey, PGA, General Manager, Roy Jarvis, PGA, Head Golf Course Superintendent, Russ Simonton, and the entire Canebrake Country Club staff & membership for all their hard work in making this a fantastic event.
Join us at our next event, the GSPGA Senior Professional Championship/Senior Section Championship and National Car Rental GSPGA Assistant Professional Championship at Laurel Country Club on July 25-26.