KENNESAW, GA — Amateur Aidan Kramer, a rising sophomore and a member of the Georgia Tech golf team, won the 2021 Yamaha Atlanta Open presented by Audi Atlanta and Golf Sign & Design on Tuesday at a hot and sunny Pinetree Country Club. Kramer defeated PGA Associates Chad Thomas from West Pines Golf Club, and Greg Edwards from East Lake Golf Club, in a one-hole playoff.
Kramer, who made par or better on 33 of the 36 holes, shot a pair of 69’s, finishing at 6-under par. Thomas and Edwards, the Co-Low Professionals of the event, joined Kramer on the par-5 ninth hole where the young Yellow Jacket hit a drive up the left center of the fairway leaving himself 187 yards in. He hit his 2nd shot within 10 feet where he then 2-putted for birdie to clinch the victory.
When asked about what it means to have his name etched in history on the Lyman R. Hunter Trophy, Kramer said, “It’s so cool. I was looking over the trophy a minute ago and to see some of the names on there. Bobby Jones, Davis Love Jr, it just means so much to get my name on that trophy.”
Defending champion James Mason finished tied for 44th at 6-over par 150. The low round of the tournament was a 8-under 64 on Tuesday by PGA Associate Jin Chung of Chateau Elan Golf Club.
ABOUT PINETREE COUNTRY CLUB
Pinetree Country Club was originally designed by the noted 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.
ABOUT YAMAHA GOLF-CAR COMPANY
The Yamaha Golf-Car Company has been a longtime 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 1500 employees.
ABOUT AUDI ATLANTA:
Audi Atlanta is a Jim Ellis Family Dealership servicing the Atlanta area and beyond since 1983. The facility delivers about 1,800 new and 1,000 Certified Pre-owned Audis annually with a robust inventory to meet the demand. Audi Atlanta is the nation’s #1 Certified Pre-owned Audi dealership for 12 of the previous 13 years and 2019 and 2020’s #1 Audi Sport dealer in the nation.
ABOUT THE GEORGIA PGA:
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 890 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 35 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print, radio and television media.