The format is 72 holes of individual stroke play with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.
ALL player’s shall play from the same yardage. Open to any current legal residents of the state of Georgia and have a valid drivers license that has not been issued less than 10 days before the entry deadline of 10:00 am Friday, July 14, 2023. A player may be required to show proof of residency.
Registration for the 72nd Golf Pro Payments Georgia Open presented by E-Z-GO is now open, with seven qualifying sites across the state and two last chance sites to help determine the field of 144 players. Qualifying sites are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Entries will close for the seven qualifying sites on July 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM. If that deadline is missed, the only option is one of the two last chance sites. That deadline is July 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM.
The 72nd Golf Pro Payments Georgia Open presented by E-Z-GO returns to The Ford Field & River Club in Richmond Hill for 2023. This will be the Club’s 6th time hosting the premier event (2016-2019, 2021). The Championship dates are August 3-6, preceded by the Georgia Open Pro-Am on August 2nd.
Former Forme Tour player, Austin Morrison of St. Simons Island (pictured right), played consistent golf over the final 18-holes firing a 2-under par 70 to finish the championship at 13-under par 275 and claim the title in 2022 at Jennings Mill Country Club. With the two-stroke victory, Morrison took home the winner’s check of $8,000.
Alone in second at 11-under par 277, was Ryan Elmore of Dunwoody after a final round 2-under par 70. Elmore was able to pull even with Morrison on the par-4 7th hole after Morrison made a double bogey. Morrison proceeded to make birdie on the par-3 8th to regain the lead for good.
Tied for 3rd at 9-under par 279 was Low Amateur Jackson Buchanan of Dacula and the low PGA Professional, Ted Moon of Lilburn. Moon had a hole-in-one on the 205-yard 8th hole. Rounding out the top 5 were mini tour professionals Stanton Schorr of Columbus and Dykes Harbin of Augusta finishing at 7-under par 281. Past Champion, Matt Nagy finished in a tie for 21st at 4-over par 292. He won the 2021 Georgia Open at The Ford Field & River Club.