Ted Moon, a PGA Associate at TPC Sugarloaf, won the 105th playing of the Yamaha Atlanta Open presented by Audi Atlanta and Mizuno USA on Tuesday at Echelon Golf Club. Moon defeated amateur Brock Hoover from Woodstock by three shots.
Moon, started the second round tied for ninth, four shots behind first round leader R.B. Clyburn. Moon came out swinging on the front nine and fired a 5-under 31 to quickly climb into the lead after Clyburn shot an outgoing 2-over 38. Hoover, a rising sophomore at Augusta University shot rounds of 70-70 to finish at 4-under 140 to claim Low Amateur and a full fitting for a new set of clubs and bag from Mizuno USA. Clyburn shot a final round 3-over 75 to finish in solo third place. Rounding out the top five was a trio tied for fourth at 1-under 143 including amateur Rece Moore, who finished as Low Amateur in 2020, Pete Vitiello, PGA Professional from The Landings Club, and Jeff Cammon, PGA Associate from Sea Island Golf Club.
“I knew I needed to make a lot of birdies starting the round to catch the great PGA Professionals and college players in the field,” Moon said after the round. With the win, his name will forever be etched on the Lyman R. Hunter Trophy, with the likes of Bobby Jones, Davis Love Jr and James Mason. Moon will also take home the $4,500 first place check but said “I’m most excited about having a Past Champion’s parking spot at next year’s event!”
Defending champion Aidan Kramer finished tied for 15th at 2-over par 146.
ABOUT ECHELON GOLF CLUB
Echelon Golf Club’s accolades continue to rise, not only within the Alpharetta and Atlanta areas, but nationally as well. Golf Magazine now rates Echelon the 11th best course of the more than 400 golf courses in Georgia.
Echelon is a broad-shouldered, beautiful and formidable test designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones. The course wanders over 600-acres of rolling hills, providing striking elevation changes and panoramic views, most notably on the back nine. Our semi-private course also features a 32-acre practice and training facility that is also one of the finest in the state.
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 MIZUNO USA:
Sports are powerful. They inspire us to come together as a team, to push our limits, to grow in strength, to achieve what we didn’t think possible. At Mizuno, we believe there is potential in everyone to transform their life through dedication to sport. And we believe through our combined love of sports, we can make the world a better place.