Floyd preparing for prestigious amateur tourney

Taylor Floyd will spend this week close to Hilton Head, S.C., but he won’t be doing any vacationing.

Instead, he will be working on his game at the Players Amateur Championship at Belfair Country Club in Bluffton, S.C. In its ninth year, the Players Amateur is one of the top amateur golf tournaments in the country.

Floyd said last week the plan is head to the course today to get ready for the tournament.

"I'm excited. It should be a lot of fun," said Floyd, an FPD product who just finished his freshman year at Augusta State. "It should be a good field and a good tournament to play in."

Floyd had a strong first season at Augusta State, earning a win as a freshman. He said he is using this summer to build for his sophomore season with the Jaguars.

That begins with this tournament and will continue in August when Floyd tries to qualify for the U.S. Amateur. That tournament will be played in late August at Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma.

"I'm just trying to build my game and continue to get experience," Floyd said. "I thought my freshman year was good, and I'm definitely looking forward to next year."