The Cardinal Amateur tournament is held at the
Sedgefield Country Club, Pete Dye Course in Greensboro, NC. (Our name was
changed from Cardinal Golf and Country Club in 2013 when we officially became a
part of Sedgefield Country Club). Many former competitors are now on the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours. See former winners for top finishers since 1978. The field consists of 78 contestants, half from the college level and half from mid-amateurs. Jay Sigel, a winner on the senior tour, has been quoted as saying that the Cardinal Am is one of the finest amateur tournaments in the country and one which he wishes he had won during his amateur career.
The tournament is embraced by the club members who volunteer to spot, house players in their homes, and participate in social events related to the tournament. There are several social events associated with the tournament. On Friday night we host a pig-picking for the entire club membership, tournament sponsors and players. The annual Contestant/Sponsor/Volunteer dinner is held on Thursday night. Both of these events are casual. In addition to the events described above, a complimentary breakfast and lunch are served daily.
The Cardinal Amateur established a scholarship fund in 1983 to which we fund a $1,500 scholarship each year to be renewed through the recipients four-year college career. This fund, the Thomas G. O'Briant Scholarship Fund, has provided financial assistance to 29 young people through four years of college. The scholars, drawn from the Guilford County area, are selected primarily on the basis of need.
The tournament champion receives a crystal trophy and the top twenty places receive prizes as well as the low round each day.