Louis Dobbelaar wins the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills, Atlanta

14-Jun-2021

The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills, Atlanta, Georgia 2021


Louis Dobbelaar, second Australian ever to win the Dogwood Invitational

Australian Amateur Champion Louis Dobbelaar has won the Dogwood Invitational amateur championship in Druid Hills, Atlanta. His win of the Australian Men's Amateur Championship in February is recorded here.

The Dogwood Invitational amateur golf championship was established 80 years ago, in 1941. Its aim is to promote and support amateur and junior golf, and its story is told in the video above. 

Dobbelaar is only the second Australian to win this event, the first being Andrew Buckle in 2002.

From Amateur Golf, by Savannah Leigh Richardson:

The 54th Dogwood Invitational champion has been crowned, with Louis Dobbelaar of Australia holding off the field to win by two strokes with an 18-under total score.

It's the second major win for Dobbelaar in 2021, having won the Australian Amateur earlier this year in comeback fashion. Before that, he served notice of his potential by winning the New Zealand Amateur as a 15-year-old in 2016.

The final day of the Dogwood was a marathon day of golf for the field as they started with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun to finish out the rain-delayed third round...  Read more

From Golfweek:

Despite a start-and-stop week at the Dogwood Invitational because of inclement weather, no one could catch Dobbelaar at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. Now, the 19-year-old has a major U.S. amateur title under his belt.

Dobbelaar opened the week with rounds of 68-64 and was tied with compatriot Josh Edgar at the halfway point.  Read more

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The Dogwood Invitational main site

Jul 5

Andrew Buckle was an Australian when he won in 2002 - just saying :)

Jul 6

Thanks for the heads-up! Is corrected/ updated now.


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