Scenes from Druid Hills: The 55th Dogwood Invitational


Wake Forest second student Scotty Kennon at the par-5 18th at Druid Hills. (photo by Conner Penfold)

Since 1941, the Dogwood Invitational has been a centerpiece of amateur golf championship and true hospitality in the Southeast, giving competitors and spectators a first glimpse of the golfers who would become icons of the game.

Past champions include Hudson Swafford (2006), Webb Simpson (2007), and Brian Harman (2009), among many others. Georgian legend Tommy Barnes, who qualified for 16 consecutive US Amateur Championships, has won the event five times. Auburn junior Carson Bacha added his name to that illustrious list with a five-stroke victory for the 55th race of the tournament, capping the biggest amateur victory of his young career with a 66 finish that included a remarkable double eagle.

Scroll through the best photos from the tournament, which featured 117 players and 19 players in the top 300 of the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings. And for additional images, check out our full gallery here.


A father and son stand on the 16th tee at Druid Hills Golf Club watching Michigan State University golfer Troy Taylor II during the third round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com )


2021 Georgia Amateur Champion Harris Barth hits the driver on the par-5 18th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Matthew Sutherland teeed off on the par-4 16th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Carson and Kevin Bacha share a laugh on the 16th tee during the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Maxwell Ford tees off at the par-4 10th in the third round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Matt and Matthew Troutman standing on the 7th green of Druid Hills Golf Club during the second round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Bartley Forrester lines up a putt on the par-4 12th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Players and caddies race down the hill from the 7th tee at Druid Hills Golf Club during the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Eventual tournament runner-up Scotty Kennon attempts to reach the par-5 18th in two at Druid Hills Golf Club in round one of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Luke Dossey drains a birdie putt on the par-4 11th in the first round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Georgia Tech freshman Hiroshi Tai hits his tee shot on the par-3 17th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


A packed driving range at Druid Hills Golf Club on day one of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)

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