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Georgia Cup: Ellis Defeats Redman in Masters Prelude
Harry Ellis (L) and Doc Redman (GC of Georgia photo)
Harry Ellis (L) and Doc Redman (GC of Georgia photo)

ALPHARETTA, GA (March 25, 2018) - Harry Ellis of England defeated Doc Redman of Raleigh, NC in the 21st Georgia Cup match played at the Golf Club of Georgia.

The Georgia Cup annually pits the reigning U.S. Amateur and British Amateur champions in an 18-hole match as a prelude to the Masters, where both traditionally receive invitations to compete.

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The match is also a charitable event, with proceeds benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Redman came into the match playing well, having made the cut in the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational. But on an overcast day with temperatures in the 40s, Ellis took control of the match early and never looked back.

Ellis took the early advantage when Redman bogeyed the 2nd hole. The advantage was two holes after Ellis drained a 12-footer on the 5th hole for the win.

On the 8th hole, Ellis hit a wedge shot from 63 yards to a foot, and when Redman missed his 25-footer for birdie, Ellis was three up. Another birdie at the 9th pushed the margin to four holes at the turn.

Any hope of a Redman comeback was dashed at the 10th, when Ellis birdied yet again and led by five holes with eight to play. A Redman bogey at the 11th put him 6 down, and two halved holes later the match was over.

With Ellis' win, the British Amateur champion has won five of the last six Georgia Cup matches, pushing their lead in the matches to 12-9 overall.

Ellis and Redman will now move on to play in the Masters Tournament, April 5-8.

ABOUT THE Georgia Cup

Established at The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998, The Georgia Cup annually brings together the reigning United States Amateur and British Amateur Champion for an 18-hole match in advance of the Masters.

Over the years, The Georgia Cup has grown from an intimate Club event to a unique amateur championship known on both sides of the Atlantic. The event benefits the Yates Scholarships and the Moncrief Turfgrass Scholarships of the GSGA Foundation, as well as the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The Georgia Cup presents a special opportunity for galleries attending at The Golf Club of Georgia. In the spirit and intimacy of the Walker Cup matches, fans can walk with the players, unhindered by gallery ropes, enjoying a unique perspective.

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