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Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Bert Connor Atkinson 

Graduate of West Florence HS in 1975
Graduate of FMU in 1979 with degree in Business Administration

McClenaghan & West Florence High Schools
#1 player on Golf Team at McClenaghan & West Florence
Played on high school team 6 years
Placed third in SCGA Jr. Amateur three consecutive years: 1973, 1974 & 1975
Placed in top ten four consecutive years in SCGA Jr. Amateur. 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975

Team MVP best scoring average in 1978 & 1979
All NAIA District 6 Team in 1979
FMU District 6 Team Champion and second individually in 1979
SC Intercollegiate Medalist in 1979
NAIA National Golf Team Championships 2nd Place in 1979 and placed seventh individually.
NAIA All American in 1979
Set record score of 61 at Florence Country Club/white tees & CC of Charleston with score of 62
Winner of Shawnee Invitational, Coastal Carolina and Oakdale Invitational in 1979

3 Years Assistant Head Golf Pro at Kiawah Island & regained Amateur Status
Earned Class A - PGA Status
1991 & 1995 SCGA Amateur Champion
1991, 1995, 1998 SCGA Golfer of the Year
SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion in 1997
Winner three consecutive years SCGA Match Play. 1995, 1996, 1997
Two time winner of Mercedes Benz Rice Planters Amateur in 1997 & 1998 where he tied the tournament score record of 272. Only second South Carolina player to ever win the tourney.
3 time winner SCGA Mid American 4 Ball Tournament in 1995, 1997, 1999
3 Time winner of Carolinas 4 Ball Tournament in 2001, 2002, 2005
5 time winner of Charleston County Amateur in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999
Rated in USGS #6 Amateur nationally and in top 10 four consecutive years in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

First Place Medalist in 1997 USGA Mid American Qualifying. Where he set three USGA records and tied two others. 9 hole score of 29, 18 hole score of 64 and 36 hole score of 132
Represented SC/NC in Carolinas vs Virginia matches for 18 years during career
Won the Ford-Picard Christmas Classic at the Wild Dunes with son as partner in 2003
Played in Heritage Classic at Hilton Head where he was the first amateur in three years to make the cut
Served on Board of Directors and Greens Committee at Charleston Country Club
Presently on SCGA Tournament Committee
Qualified for US Senior Open in 2008 & 2009. Qualified #1 in 2009.
Won 26 USGA Championships:
US Mid Amateur 13 times
US Amateur 8 times
US Junior 1 time
US Team Championship 2 times
US Senior Open 2 times