Brent Cooper leads at Georgia Public Links
ROME, Ga. — Brent Cooper of Alpharetta recorded a bogey-free opening round of 5-under-par 67 to lead the Georgia Public Links Championship by two strokes. The 27th playing of the annual competition is taking place at Stonebridge Golf Club, September 12-13.

Cooper leads by two over Stan Gann, Jr., of Bonaire, who finished round one at 3-under-par 69. Bill Leonard of Dallas is third in the Championship flight at 1-under-par 71. The defending champion, Chris Waters of Atlanta, posted a 4-over-par 76.

Ladell Norton of Rome leads flight one at 2-under-par 70. In flight two, David Martin leads at 9-over-par 81.

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ABOUT THE Georgia Public Links

Entries: Open to male amateur golfers who are members of a GSGA Member Club that is open to public play. Entrants must not have held privileges since January 1 of the current year at any club that does not permit public play.

Field: 72 players with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes and 72 drawn by lottery; three exemptions are given to the host club

Format: 36 holes of flighted stroke play The GSGA conducted a Public Links Championship from 1973-1979 at Stone Mountain Golf Course. Champions for those competitions are unknown. Since 1989, the competition has been held annually. The format is 36 holes of flighted stroke play.

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