Amateur Larkin Cruises to Yamaha Atlanta Title
Owen Wins Low Professional
Wyatt Larkin, a rising red-shirt junior at Kennesaw State University, captured the Yamaha Atlanta Open presented by Bushnell/Bolle, Camelback, and Levelwear at Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta. Larkin, a native of Morganton, carded a final round of one-under par 71 for a two-day total of five-under par 139 to claim the Lyman R. Hunter trophy and low amateur honors as well. He is the first amateur to claim the title since Cory Griffin in 2013.
Larkin began the day two strokes behind first round leader PGA apprentice Chris Nicol of the Georgia Golf Center in Roswell. Larkin carded a two-under par outward nine of 34 while Nicol carded a two-over par 38. With birdies at the 4th and 7th hole, Larkin took the lead for good. Both Nicol and nine-time Georgia PGA Player of the Year, Tim Weinhart from Heritage Golf Links in Norcross both made charges, but fell up short after both players made double bogeys on the par 5 14th hole.
Kate Owens, Beck Burnette Win 2017 Georgia Junior PGA Championship
Kate Owens of Suwanee and Beck Burnette of Blairsville won the 2017 Georgia Junior PGA Championship held on Monday-Tuesday, June 5-6 at Cartersville Country Club in Cartersville.
Duo of Reeves and Griffin Capture Club Car Pro-Assistant Championship
Eric Reeves, head PGA Professional, and J.P. Griffin, assistant PGA apprentice, from Capital City Club in Atlanta took top honors in the Club Car Pro-Assistant Championship presented by Mobile Pro Shop, which was conducted at Athens Country Club.
DripFusion Named Title Sponsor of the Georgia Open
The Georgia Section, PGA of America and wellness and nutrition company DripFusion have entered into an agreement in which DripFusion will be the title sponsor of the 2017 and 2018 Georgia Open with options for future years. As part of the agreement, the state open will now be called The DripFusion Georgia Open powered by PRO-IV and presented by GasSouth and E-Z-GO.
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