TOURNAMENT & PAST RESULTS

In 1931, golf professional Tommy Galloway organized a premier amateur tournament to be hosted at Hermitage. Member and local businessman Frederick S. Valentine donated a trophy for the event and The Valentine Invitational was born. 

 

Over the years The Valentine Invitational has become one of the most prestigious amateur events in the mid-Atlantic region. Past champions of the event include Virginia Golf Hall of Famers Vinny Giles (2), Keith Decker (4), David Partridge (5 Championship, 2 Senior), Richard Smith (1), Wynsol Spencer (1), and Wayne Jackson (3). Other notable champions include Richmond, VA golf legend Nelson Broach (5) and long time Hermitage father-son pair Mark Lawrence (3), and Mark Lawrence Jr, (2). The event has a longstanding tradition for attracting one of the most elite amateur golf fields in the region with participants previously competing in The Masters, US Opens, US Senior Opens, US Ams, US Mid-Ams, and countless other USGA, VSGA, and elite amateur golf events across the country.

 

Last Year
Hermitage’s own Sam Beach bested an incredibly strong field posting a -14 score of 202 to win the regular division by 2 shots over recent UVA graduate Jack Montague.  Richmonder Steve Serrao continued his incredibly strong summer by running away with the senior division by posting a -13 203 and  a 6 shot victory over defending champion Jon Hurst.

YEAR

CHAMPION

SENIOR CHAMPION

RESULTS

WAGR

2023 Sam Beach * Steve Serrao Full Field Results WAGR Results
2022 Brandon Ramsuer Jon Hurst Full Field Results WAGR Results
2021 Daryl Chappell * Jon Hurst Full Field Results  
2020 Mark Lawrence, Jr * Buck Brittain Full Field Results  
2019 Scott Shingler David Partridge * Full Field Results  
2018 Dustin Groves Steve Liebler Full Field Results  
2017 Jordan Utley * Robert Nussey, Jr    
2016 Chris Cassetta Mike Krulich    
2015 Keith Decker David Partridge *    
2014 Mark Lawrence, Jr * Jim Gallagher    
2013 Nick Austin      
2012 Weston Eklund      
2011 Scott Vincent      
2010 Marshall Bailey      
2009 Dustin Groves      
2008 Adam Horton      
2007 Nick MacDonald      
2006 Keith Decker      
2005 Albert Johnson      
2004 David Brogan      
2003 Keith Decker      
2002 David Partridge *      
2001 Keith Decker      
2000 Mark Lawrence *      
1999 Vinny Giles      
1998 Robert Nussey, Jr      
1997 David Partridge *      
1996 Stan Fischer *      
1995 Marty West      
1994 Allen Barber      
1993 Tim Rash      
1992 Mark Lawrence *      
1991 Gil Fitzhugh      
1990 David Partridge *      
1989 Sam Stein      
1988 David Partridge *      
1987 Sam Stein      
1986 David Partridge *      
1985 Charles Taylor *      
1984 Chris Anderson      
1983 Jason Perdue      
1982 Vinny Giles      
1981 Mark Lawrence *      
1980 Charles Taylor *      
1979 George Andre      
1978 Marvin Smith      
1977 Chris Pollard *      
1976 ** Richard Smith *      
1975 Bob Bailey *      
1974 Richard Bendall, Jr      
1973 Nelson Broach      
1972 Steve Isaacs      
1971 Nelson Broach      
1970 Nelson Broach      
1969 Dave King      
1968 Danny Dixon *      
1967

Charles McDowell

     
1966 Charles McDowell      
1965 Ray Loflin *      
1964 Ned Baber *      
1963 Nelson Broach      
1962 Sam Wallace *      
1961 J.J. Boatwright, Jr      
1960 *** Jordan Ball      
1959 Wayne Jackson      
1958 Wayne Jackson      
1957 James H. Kelly *      
1956 Wayne Jackson      
1955 No Tournament      
1954 William Wood      
1953 Wynsol Spencer      
1952 Earl Howell      
1951 Earl Howell      
1950 Frank T. Sutton      
1949 J. David Ewell, Sr *      
1948 Nelson Broach      
1942-1947 No Tournament      
1941 W.B. Tomlinson, Jr *      
1940 Charles W. Kent      
1938-1939 No Tournament      
1937 Russ Hollenbaugh      
1936 W. Clark Lea, Jr      
1933-1935 No Tournament      
1932 Roland Wright *      
1931 J. David Ewell, Sr *      

 

* Hermitage Member

** First tournament at current Goochland location

*** Tournament switched from match play to stroke play