SBIA

Welcome Message

     THE WORLD'S 5TH RANKED AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT 

 
 

Jeff Hunt
SBIA Co-Founder

Executive Director

Welcome to the 2021 South Beach International Amateur!

We are delighted to invite the top amateur golfers in the world to Miami Beach to compete for the South Beach International Amateur trophy.

The 2020 SBIA field was again one of the strongest in amateur golf, featuring 72 international players in the field of 204 representing 28 countries. It is expected that this year’s field will be ranked #5-#8 for the seventh consecutive year in the worldwide rankings (SPWAR & WAGR). Last year's field featured 172 of the world's "Top 1,000" players.

As has always been the case at the SBIA, all players who made the cut in 2020 will be given conditional exemptions. Currently the list of players who made the cut and highly ranked participants who missed the cut features 192 “Top 1,000” players. With over 85% of previous ranked players coming back to play the SBIA annually, it is obvious that spots in the field will go quickly.

In 2020 74 players made the cut at +1 after round 2. When all was said and done, Texas star and Walker Cupper Cole Hammer set a record with a five stroke victory and tied the four day tournament record at -16.

The South Beach International Amateur is an "open" competition, and we encourage all top amateurs to apply. The tournament will again be limited to 204 of the world's best amateurs. Applications are now being accepted. For those of you wishing to apply who are not exempt (please see exemption criteria), make sure you email me a playing resume when applying. For those of you, who receive exemption and conditional exemption invitations, pay close attention to the exemption deadline dates. Once an exemption date is passed, players are put in the player pool and will be judged solely by their SPWAR ranking as of the November 12th tournament closing date.

The commitment to continue building on the South Beach International Amateur's success starts with creating a great championship experience for every player. 

For the many of you who will be joining us again, welcome back! For those who come to Miami Beach this December for the first time, we look forward to having you participate!

See you on Miami Beach!

Jeff Hunt

Co-Founder and Executive Director