Atlanta, GA — The Georgia PGA Assistants’ defeated the Tennessee PGA Assistants’ to win back the Keith Burdette Trophy, 16.5 – 7.5. This was the most lopsided victory any team has seen in its now 28 year history. Georgia claims 13 victories overall to Tennessee’s 12 and there have been 3 ties.
This year’s matches were played at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, the home of the Georgia PGA, Georgia State Golf Association, and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Each team is composed of the top ten Assistants’ Division Player of the Year point leaders, plus two Captains Choices. This year’s team was led by Captain, Dan Merriman, PGA of Atlanta CC & Vice-Captain, Tyler Hays, PGA of Atlanta CC. The rest of the team included Austin Barreras of Intown GC, Francisco Bide, PGA of Capital City Club, Nix Duncan of Cherokee Town&CC, Tanner Farr of The Manor G&CC, Bobby McNaney of Sea Island GC, Ryan Moseley, PGA of Druid Hills GC, Matt Sanders, PGA of West Pines GC, Hunter Suggs of Chimney Oaks GC, Chad Thomas of Cherokee Town&CC, and Pete Vitiello, PGA of The Landings Club.
The Georgia PGA started off strong in the Four-Ball Matches, claiming a 4-2 advantage. The afternoon Foursome Matches saw a split between the two sides and at the end of the day, Georgia PGA was leading 7-5 heading into the Singles Matches.
Day two was another strong showing for the Georgia PGA Assistants’, as they claimed victory in all but three of the nine matches winning the day 9.5 – 2.5. Only three matches reached the 18th hole. Throughout the tournament, there were four Georgia PGA Assistants’ to claim all three points: Bobby McNaney, Ryan Moseley, PGA, Tanner Farr, and Austin Barreras.