Gene Sauers - 1992
Gene was born in Savannah, Georgia,
August 22, 1962. He came to Alexander City State Junior College in the fall of
1980. Gene was a 1980 State of Georgia high school golf
As an ACJC freshman, Gene established
himself as a first line member of the college golf team. In his freshman year
he won three collegiate tournaments, and was named to the All-AJCC golf team,
and was named a member of the 1981NJCAA All-American team.
Gene Sauers’ honors as a sophomore on the
1982 CJC golf team earned him the position of the team’s number one man. In
1982 he won five collegiate tournaments. He was named the 1982 Alabama
Collegiate Champion and the 1982 AJCC “Player of the Year”. Gene’s college team
(A.C.J.C.) finished national runner-up in the NJCAA with Gene being named NJCAA
first team All-American.
In 1983 Gene Sauers signed with Georgia
Southern university. His team played in the 1983 NCAA
In 1984, Gene Sauers was the youngest
player on the P.G.A. Tour. Since starting as the youngest player in 1984, Gene
has won three Georgia State Open titles; three P.G.A. Tour events which
included: 1986 Bank of Boston, 1989 Hawaiian Open, and the 1990 Deposit Guaranty
Golf Classic. His P.G.A. tour winning is over 1.5 million.
In 1989 Gene Sauers was named to the
Georgia Southern Hall of Fame. June of 1991 in Odessa, Texas, Sauers was named
to the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
Today, Gene Sauers resides in Savannah,
Georgia with his wife, Tammy.