Tennessean Heads U.S. World Amatuer Golf Team, Wins

Oct 8, 2012

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — A young man from Middle Tennessee led the U.S. team to the World Amateur Team Golf Championship in Turkey over the weekend.

U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox hails from Hendersonville. He attended Hendersonville High and is currently a student at UT Chattanooga..

Along with teammates from Idaho and Kentucky Fox scored a combined 54-hole total of 24-under 404, a record score.

Sports writer Chris Brooks has been covering the young man from Hendersonville’s golf career for the Gallatin News-Examiner. He says you can expect to hear more from Steven Fox.

“He’s going to use the exemptions he gained from winning the U.S. Amateur to play in next year’s Masters, next year’s U.S. Open, and next year’s British Open. If he were to turn pro any time before that he would lose those exemptions.”

Brooks says Steven Fox recently told him he’ll decide after playing the British Open whether or not to retain his amateur status, or turn pro.