Atlanta, GA —Assistant PGA professional, J.P. Griffin of The Capital City Club Atlanta, won two matches to capture the title today in the Georgia PGA Match Play Championship, which was conducted at the historic Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta for the final four contestants.
Griffin defeated Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member Sonny Skinner of Sylvester in the first semi-final match 3&2. In the other semi-final match PGA teaching professional Brian Dixon of Fox Creek Golf Club in Smyrna, defeated PGA teaching professional David Potts of the Country Club of the South by the score of 3&2.
In the afternoon championship match Griffin defeated Dixon 2 UP. Griffin and Dixon played a back and forth match with Griffin taking a 2 UP lead through the first ten holes. Dixon fought back by winning the 11th and 13th holes and the match was all-square through 14 holes. A Dixon bogey on the 15th hole allowed Griffin to take the lead with just three holes to play. Griffin made a birdie three on the challenging par 4 18th hole that sealed the victory at 2 UP.
This is the first Georgia PGA “major” claimed by Griffin. He has won the Assistants’ Championship in 2016, 2017, and 2018. For their efforts, Griffin took home the first-place check of $1,500, while Dixon received $900 as the runner-up.