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Claxton & Pittman Win BDNA Senior-Junior Championship

Drew Pittman, PGA head professional at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, and Paul Claxton, PGA head professional from Hawk’s Point Golf Club in Vidalia, won the BDNA Senior-Junior Championship presented by Sun Mountain and Donald Ross at Ansley Golf Club just north of downtown Atlanta.

Claxton and Pittman carded a round of eleven-under par 61 to win the championship.  They carded a nine-under par 27 on the first nine holes played in a scramble format, and then followed it up with a two-under par 34 in the four-ball portion of the championship for a narrow one-shot victory.


Nicol Claims Rivermont Championship

PGA apprentice Chris Nicol from the Georgia Golf Center in Milton won the fourth annual Rivermont Championship presented by Ste. Michelle Vineyards at Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek.  It was Nicol’s second victory in this championship, he won previously in 2014.

Nicol, who had carded a first round of three under par 68, played his second round in five-under par 66 to cruise to the victory by six shots in this 36-hole championship which was conducted in one day. For his efforts, Nicol earned the first place check of $2,000. 


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.


Mason Claims Third Yamaha Georgia Senior Open Victory

James Mason, a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame from Dillard, won his third Yamaha Georgia Senior Open presented by BDNA contested at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.  Mason fired a second round of 3-under par 69 for a two-day total of 10-under par 134 and defeated PGA professional Sonny Skinner from Sylvester by two shots.

Mason started the day with a one shot lead after an opening round 65.  After a bogey on the first hole, Mason made birdies on three of his next seven holes to get to 9-under par for the championship and fired a back nine of 35 to capture the title. He also won in 2001 and 2015.

For his efforts, Mason earned a check for $2,500. Low Amateur honors went to Mike Combs of Roswell who ended up at 5-under par for the championship.  He carded a final round 68, the low round of the day.


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