MACON, Ga. (July 12, 2014) -- Stan Gann, Jr.,
of Bonaire posted a 4-under-par 66 on
and will begin the final round of the Georgia
Amateur Championship with a three-stroke
advantage. The 93rd playing of the annual
state championship is taking place at Idle Hour
Gann began round three two strokes behind
36-hole leader Kelby Burton of Evans, and will
the final round three strokes ahead of Burton.
Gann's third round included birdies on five, 10,
14, 15 and 18, and bogeys on four and 17,
giving him the 66 on the day. His 54-hole total
under-par 204 (71-67-66). Burton posted a 1-
over-par 71 in round three with birdies on
and eight, and bogeys on seven, 15 and 17.
His rounds of 70-66-71 give him a 3-under-par
Three players will begin the final round at 2-
under-par 208, including Robert Mize of
(69-72-67), Matt Mierzejewski of Suwanee
(69-70-69) and 18-hole leader Trey Rule of
(65-74-69). Carter Collins of Statesboro, the
associate head coach of Georgia Southern
University's golf program, is 1-under-par 209
(70-69-70) and Brad Davis of Lawrenceville is
even-par 210 (69-70-71). All other players are
Two players posted the low score of the day
of 66. The leader, Gann, and Sepp Straka of
Valdosta, who has a 54-hole total of 1-over-
par 211 (70-75-66).
There are two former Georgia Amateur
champions playing. David Noll, Jr., of Dalton
won in 2003
at Pinetree Country Club and in 2011 at
Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta.
III of Dublin earned his state championship in
2006 at Coosa Country Club in Rome. Noll
the final round at 11-over-par 221 (72-76-73)
and Brown is 9-over-par 219 (74-73-72).
Idle Hour's reigning club champion, John Walker
IV of Macon, is 5-over-par 215 (73-68-74).
After 36-holes of play, 77 players made the
cut at 8-over-par 148 and better. Of those
who advanced to the weekend, nine had 36-
hole scores in red numbers. Of those nine, only
scored in the 60's each of the first two rounds.
The Georgia Amateur Championship is
conducted by the Georgia State Golf
brings together 144 of the state's best male
amateur golfers for the prestigious state title
won by 14-year-old Bobby Jones in 1916. Idle
Hour Club is hosting this event for the record
eighth time, and first since 2008. This week
Idle Hour is playing to 6,727 yards and a par
The Championship format is 72 holes of stroke
play over four days. After 36 holes of play, the
field has been cut to the low 70 players and
ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the
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