Jacob Bayer, a rising red-shirt junior at Georgia Southern University carded a final round of 5-under par 67 for a two-day total of 8-under par 136 to win the 11th annual Championship at Berkeley Hills Country Club. It marks the second time that Bayer of Lawrenceville has won this tournament. He previously won in 2016 after completing his senior year in high school at Collins Hill High School.
PGA assistant golf professional Richard Swift of Berkeley Hills Country Club and amateur John Lichtenwalner of Cumming tied for second place at 5-under par 139. Lichtenwalner fired the low round of the championship with a 6-under par 66, including a stellar 31 on his closing nine holes.
For his efforts Swift won the low professional honors first place prize money of $1,700. There was a four-way tie for fourth place between PGA Professionals Matt Elliott of Achasta Golf Club, Robert Long of the King & Prince Golf Club, and amateurs Josh Edgar of Atlanta and Stephen Kinsel of Sugar Hill.
A special thank you to PGA General Manager Shawn McKinnon, golf course superintendent Chris Purvis, and all of the members and staff at Berkeley Hills Country Club for their hospitality.