KENNESAW, Ga. — Former Georgia State golfer Davin White fired a closing round of three-under par 69 to capture the 62nd Tilted Kilt Georgia Open presented by E-Z-GO, Ridge Valley Exteriors, and Super Source, which was contested at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw for the second consecutive year.
It is the second win in a Georgia Section event for White in the past 32 days. White won the The Championship at Berkeley Hills in July, and he becomes the first amateur to win the Georgia Open since Franklin Langham won it in 1989.
The leaders started their rounds on the back nine to have them finish on the challenging risk/reward 530-yard par 5 ninth hole that has an amphitheater like setting surrounding the green.
White started the day with a one-shot lead, and played steady golf, but lost his lead to mini tour professional Eddie Lee of Duluth on the par four third hole with a bogey. White finished strong making birdies on the 7th and 8th hole to tie Lee at -7, and then proceeded to get up and down on the par five finishing hole for birdie and the win.
Lee, who fired a closing round of five-under par 67 to finish at seven under par was recognized as the Low Professional and earned $8,000 for his efforts. Lee has finished in the top five in the last four Georgia Opens.
Former Kennesaw State golfer, Matt Nagy of Acworth, carded a final round of one-under par 71 to finish alone in third place at five under par. Pinetree Country Club serves as the home golf course for the Kennesaw State Owls. Rounding out the top five, were mini-tour professionals Trey Rule of Eatonton and Jin Chung of Duluth at four-under par tied for fourth place.
Pinetree Country Club was originally designed by the noted architect Chick Adams and opened in 1962; Pinetree Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course has long been regarded as among the finest private golf courses in Georgia. Pinetree's sublime parkland beauty and challenging layout attracted Georgia State Amateur Championship in 1976, 1985, 2003, and 2013, as well as the Atlanta Open in 2004.
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