Amateur Josh Edgar, a recent Georgia State University graduate carded a competitive course record final round of 12-under par 60 for a two-day total of 16-under par 128 to win the 12th Annual The Championship at Berkeley Hills. Edgar found himself standing on the drivable par-4 18th playing at 305 yards with the opportunity to eagle the hole and shoot 59. He settled for birdie and an 8-under 28 on the closing nine to win the Championship by five strokes over PGA Professional Paul Claxton of Claxton.
Claxton played phenomenal golf for 36-holes but ran into the buzz saw of Edgar on the back nine. Claxton held a 3-shot lead on the 11th tee in the final round only to watch Edgar finish 8-under on his final 8 holes for the victory. PGA assistant golf professional Jin Chung of Chateau Elan Golf Club finished in third at 6-under 138.
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.