Georgia (GSGA) Mid-Amateur Championship
22 May 2005
see also: Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship, Piedmont Driving Club


ROME, Ga. ---- Jefferson Murray of Augusta carded a 1-under 69 for a two-day total of 136 and a one-stroke victory over Jeff Knox, also of Augusta, at the Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship, which took place at Coosa Country Club. Knox turned in the low score of the day, a 3-under 67, but it wasn't enough to overcome Murray's 2-under performance on the back nine, including birdies on 16 and 17, which secured the win.

First-round co-leader Chris Hall of Marietta tied for third at 2-under 138 (66-72) with Matt Robbins of Cumming (70-68). Atlanta's Jack Larkin and Marietta's Jeff Belk, both past GSGA champions, tied for fifth at 139 along with Mark Strickland of Woodstock and Rome's Marty Ellison. Ellison shared the first-round lead with Hall with an opening 66, but fell in the standings after a 73 on Sunday.

With par rounds of 70-70, Dave Womack of McDonough rounded out the top-10 with Greg Kennedy of Cumming, the 2000 Mid-Amateur Champion (69-71).

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ABOUT THE Georgia Mid-Amateur

Entries: Open to male amateur golfers age 25 or older as of the first day of the championship

Field: 144 players; non-exempt players enter through one of seven statewide 18-hole qualifiers

Format: 54 holes of stroke play; field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes

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