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 12, 2024. A player may be required to show proof of residency.
Registration for the 73rd Golf Pro Payments Georgia Open presented by E-Z-GO is now open, with qualifying sites TBA to help determine the field of 144 players. Qualifying sites are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Entries will close for the qualifying sites on July 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM. If that deadline is missed, the only option is the last chance qualifier. That deadline is TBA.
The 73rd Golf Pro Payments Georgia Open presented by E-Z-GO heads to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta for 2024. Created by Davis Love III Designs, the professional course opened in April 2004, serving as host to many PGA Nationwide Tour and PGA Web.com events. The South Georgia Classic was one of the largest events on the tour, with one of the richest purses on the PGA qualifying circuit. This will be the Club’s 1st time hosting the premier event. The Championship dates are August 1-4, preceded by the Georgia Open Pro-Am on July 31.
It took a little while to get started Sunday morning after a two-hour fog delay, but once on the golf course mini-tour professional Kam Williams (pictured right) of Hoschton heated up quickly to take home the crown at the 72nd Golf Pro Payments Georgia Open after a 6-under par 66 in the final round. Williams finished at 17-under par 271 for the championship and took home the $9,000 first-place check.
Williams started the day one-shot behind third round leader, PGA Professional Greg Edwards of Gainesville, but quickly took the lead after birdies on the third and fifth holes. He extended his lead after birdies on eight and nine to make the turn three ahead of Edwards and the tournament quickly became a two-horse race. Edwards birdied the 10th, 11th and 14th to get within one shot. Williams was able to birdie the 15th while Edwards made a bogey making the lead three heading into the final stretch. Williams was able to cruise to the victory on the final two holes and win his first Georgia Open by two shots in front of a great crowd at The Ford Field and River Club.