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107th Amateur Championship

Quail Valley Golf Club & Bent Pine Golf Club - Vero Beach, FL

June 6-9, 2024

Ellis Captures 107th Amateur Championship


VERO BEACH, Fla. – In a thrilling turn of events, Jimmy Ellis raises the trophy as the victor of our 107th Amateur Championship. Ellis secured a 5-stroke lead and delivered an impressive score of 64, culminating in a week-long total of 16-under par.

The Atlantic Beach native charged forward this Championship Sunday, despite his journey back to Jacksonville the previous night for his daughters dance recital. The 3-hour drive only phased him on the first hole where he would card his only bogey of the day. Ellis would see nine birdies, five on the front, and four on the back. In true champion fashion, Ellis birdied hole 18 and walked into the clubhouse as a champion.  

Jason Duff, who was on top at day's end yesterday came in 1-under on the front nine, but faced adversity on the back, carding two bogeys and one double bogey. Duff would finish his day in a three-way tie for second place. Christian Figueredo, who held solo second place after round three would wash away his five birdies with five bogeys, finishing his day at even and end in 5th place. 

Brett Schell, an Ole Miss golf alum, bounced back from yesterday's 72 and surged five spots up the leaderboard. After an eagle on hole seven, Schell came in with a 67 to finish T-2. Tyler Gulliksen of Flagler Beach saw a bogey free round to also finish T-2. 

With an unfortunate start on the back nine, John Daly saw a bogey on the 10th hole and proceeded to find the water to make a double-bogey on the 11th. Daly finished T-12 in his third Amateur Championship. Another one of the twelfth spot ties was occupied by our defending Champion, Marc Dull, who finished with a 73-69-67-72.

Ellis finished the championship with a 69-70-69-64 for a total of 272 and looks forward to his exemption into the U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota). When asked if Ellis has ever played in a USGA event before, he answered, “I have. One U.S. Amateur and three Mid Ams.” 

Although he underscored his ability when asked about his probability of being victorious in the U.S. Amateur Championship, Ellis delivered a magnificent performance here at both Quail Valley Golf Club and Bent Pine Golf Club that will forever be etched into history.

Tee Information


Yardage / Info

Quail Valley - Rounds 1 & 2

7,281 yds. 75.0 / 136

Bent Pine - Rounds 1 & 2

6,954 yds. 73.6 / 134

Quail Valley - Round 3

7,560 yds. 75.5 / 138

Quail Valley - Round 4

7,560 yds. 75.5 / 138

Par: 72

Weather Information




Hot & Humid, Minimal Wind

96 °F


Hot & Humid, Minimal Wind

94 °F


Hot & Humid, Light Breeze in PM

95 °F


Hot & Dry, Light Breeze

93 °F

Tournament Results

PosPosition Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Rd.4 TotalTotal Score Points
1 Jimmy Ellis 69 70 69 64 272 8000
T2 Brett Schell 71 66 72 67 276 4267
T2 Jason Duff 68 67 66 75 276 4267
T2 Tyler Gulliksen 69 73 66 68 276 4267
5 Christian Figueredo 66 69 70 72 277 2800
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Tournament Summary

Format:  72 holes of individual gross stroke play

Eligibility Florida Resident

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 7.0 or less

Entry Fee:  Qualifying - $100 | Exempt $260

Qualifying:  15 local qualifying sites

Championship Format

  • 72 holes of individual gross stroke play
  • Championship Field Size - 168 players
  • All players play 18 holes on each course before the 36-hole cut
  • The field is split between the two courses for round one and switch courses for round two
  • The field is cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes
  • The final 36 holes will be played at Quail Valley Golf Club.

If necessary, there will be a hole-by-hole "sudden death" play-off for the Championship - it is the player's responsibility to be present for any playoff


  • Florida Resident
  • Amateur golfer with valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 7.0

Entry Fee

Qualifying Fee - $100

Championship Fee - $200

Exempt Fee - $260

Late Fee - $20

  • Qualifying Fee: Qualifying Fee includes entry fee, range balls, Amateur hat, and any course and cart fee for the qualifying round
  • Championship Fee: Fee paid by those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying. Includes tee gifts and gift certificates, range balls and any course and cart fees for competitive rounds. Fee includes complimentary lunch after the first three rounds
  • Exempt Fee: Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption
  • Late entries are subject to a $20 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, June 6th
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 - Quail Valley Golf Club
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 - Bent Pine Golf Club
      • Complimentary lunch from 11:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, June 7th
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off of #1 and #10 - Quail Valley Golf Club
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off of #1 and #10 - Bent Pine Golf Club
      • Complimentary lunch from 11:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • After the completion of play, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties
  • Saturday, June 8th
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round three tee times off of #1 and #10 - Quail Valley Golf Club
      • Complimentary lunch from 11:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 9th
    • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Final round tee times off of #1 and #10 - Quail Valley Golf Club
      • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play 

Local Qualifying

  • 18 holes of stroke play at 15 qualifying sites
  • Cart fees are included in your qualifying fee
  • The number of qualifying spots will be posted at the host site and will be proportionate to other qualifying sites based on the size of the field
  • Ties for the last qualifying spot will also qualify (there are no playoffs)
  • Alternates will be determined by ordering the players that just missed qualifying, and ties for alternate spots will be broken by the USGA suggested method (last 9, last 6, last 3, etc.)

Championship Practice Rounds

  • Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior. The cost of the practice round is $50 plus tax. To book your practice round at Quail Valley Golf Club call the golf shop at (772) 299-0093 and to book at Bent Pine Golf Club call the golf shop at (772) 567-6922
  • Exempt and qualified competitors will receive an email with a Golf Genius link to book practice rounds on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th. The link will be posted under tee times and information and communicated to those players competing in the Championship after the last qualifier is played.

Championship Information

Championship Policies

Player Information

Past Championships

Host Site

  • Bent Pine Golf Club
    6001 Clubhouse Dr
    Vero Beach, FL 32967
    (772) 567-6838
    • Directions
    • Payment - Cash & All Major Credit Cards are accepted at Bent Pine

Host Hotel

Exemptions Earned From This Tournament

  • Winner
    • Next 25 Amateur Championships

    • Next three Amateur Match Play Championships

    • Next two Florida Open Championships

    • USGA Exemption Event, which carries an exemption into the current year's U.S. Amateur Championship.
    • Traditional Invitation to next year's Terra Cotta Invitation (non-FSGA Event)
  • Top Five and Tied Finishers
    • Current year's Amateur Match Play Championship
    • Next year's Florida Open
    • Next year's U.S. Amateur Championship - Local Qualifying Exemption
  • Top 15 and Tied Finishers
    • Next year's Amateur Championship
  • Players Who Make the Cut
    • Next year's Boys' Junior Championship
  • Exemptions Earned Prior to 2017
    • Winners of the 2017 Amateur and prior years are grandfathered in under the prior policy and receive a lifetime exemption, except that consistent with the prior exemption rules, they would lose their lifetime exemption if they turned professional
    • Winners prior to 2018 that do turn professional, will retain their exemption for 25 years, which may be used if their amateur status is reinstated