Former Montevallo golfer one step away from Masters bid

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Former University of Montevallo men’s golfer Scott Davenport recently qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship, which will take place Aug. 22-28 in Erin Hills, Wisc.

If Davenport finishes first or second in the U.S. Amateur tournament, he will receive an invitation to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., next spring.

Davenport, a native of Cartersville, Ga., began his college golf career at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville before transferring to Montevallo. Davenport competed for the Falcons from 1982-1984.

Davenport, who also qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2008, carded a two-day score of 137 before surviving a two-round playoff in a qualifying tournament on the Crabapple course at the Capital City Club in Woodstock, Ga. to earn a berth in the U.S. Amateur Championship.