Eli Scott, of Hartwell, a rising sophomore at Coastal Georgia captured the title at the 102nd Yamaha Atlanta Open presented by Bushnell Golf, which was played at Pinetree Country Club. Scott carded a final round of 4-under par 68 for a two-day total of 4-under par 140 to claim the Lyman R. Hunter trophy and low amateur honors as well. He is the fourth amateur to claim the title since 2013.
Scott began the day seven strokes behind first round leader amateur Takafumi Shimoji of Suwanee. Shimoji shot a final round of 4-over par 76 to finish one shot behind Scott and in a four-way tie for second place at 3-under par 141 along with PGA assistant professional Robby Bruns of Augusta National Golf Club and amateurs Matthew Hayes of Alpharetta and Justin Kim from Rome. Bruns claimed low professional honors and the first place professional prize money of $3,800.
Pinetree Country Club has hosted numerous Georgia Section events over the years including the Yamaha Atlanta Open in 2004, and the Georgia Open in 2014 and 2015. It has also hosted the Georgia Amateur Championship in 1976, 1985, 2003, & 2011. The course played to a Par 72 at 7010 yards for the championship.
Pinetree Country Club was originally designed by the architect Chick Adams and opened in 1962. In the summer of 2007, Pinetree Country Club retained noted architect Bill Bergin to oversee a renovation of the golf course. Bergin’s challenge was to preserve the course’s original character while improving each hole.
The Yamaha Golf-Car Company has been a long time supporter of the Georgia Section and serves as the title sponsor of the Atlanta Open and the Georgia Senior Open, Yamaha Golf-Car Company has based its North American headquarters in Newnan, located off I-85 in south metro Atlanta, since 1987. It has developed into the largest employer in Coweta County, with more than 1750 employees.