Mini-tour professional Barrett Waters of Villa Rica fired a closing round of 6-under par 66, and made a birdie on the first playoff hole to capture the 68th DripFusion Georgia Open powered by Pro IV presented by Red Hare Brewing and E-Z-GO, which was contested at The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill for the fourth consecutive year.
Waters finished at 11-under par 277 for the week and collected the first-place check of $8,000. Also finishing at 11-under were Kelby Burton of Evans and Jared O’Kelley of Canton. Waters made a birdie on the 18th hole, the first playoff hole. O’Kelley had a chance to win the tournament, but missed a short putt on 18 in regulation allowing Waters and Burton to be in the playoff.
Egill Gunnerson, a native of Iceland who plays at Georgia State University won low amateur honors finishing at 5-under par 283. For his efforts he received a golf shop gift certificate of $750. Defending champion Tim O’Neal of Savannah finished in a tie for 7thth place at 5-under par 283 for the championship but played the weekend in four over par.