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Georgia Team: Dalton G&CC Sets Record

STATHAM, GA (November 1, 2009)--Dalton Golf and Country Club posted scores of 66, 70 and 71 in the individual stroke play round to set a new scoring record of 345 and win its second Georgia Team Championship in three years. Dalton G&CC finished at 15-under par, nine shots ahead of Suwanee’s Laurel Springs Golf Club and St. Ives Country Club of Duluth, who each posted 354 to tie for the runner-up position.

“We had a really strong team this year,” Calhoun’s Greg Brock, a member of the Dalton G&CC team, explained. “Everyone on the team contributed in a big way.”

“It just doesn’t matter what the circumstances are,” said Dalton’s David Noll Jr. “It’s great to find a way to win.”

Cartersville Country Club placed fourth overall at 4-under 356. Rivermont Golf and Country Club of Johns Creek finished alone in fifth at 2-under 358. In sixth place, at 359, was Reynolds Plantation of Greensboro. Two teams tied for seventh at even-par 360 – they were Cherokee Town and Country of Atlanta and Dacula’s Hamilton Mill Golf Club. Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, located in Eatonton, finished ninth overall with a team total of 361. Rounding out the top ten and finishing with a 2-over 362 was Indian Hills Country Club of Marietta.

In the final round, which featured best-three-of-four stroke play scoring, Dalton Golf and Country Club dominated the field, firing three of their four rounds under par. Noll, coming off a recent victory at the Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship, posted the low score of the individual round with a 66. Beau Bray of Ringgold tallied a two-under-par 70 and Greg Brock turned in a 71. Dalton’s Brian Owens posted a 77, which did not contribute toward the team’s total.

Besides Noll, only three other players carded rounds in the 60s. Kennesaw’s Chris Hall helped propel Cartersville Country Club up the leader board with a five-under 67 while John Smith of Duluth, representing St. Ives Country Club, and Brent Sizemore of Calhoun, playing for Stonebridge Golf Club, each posted a three-under 69.

The Georgia Club, which hosted the Team Championship for the fifth-consecutive year, played to approximately 6,919 yards and a par of 72. Teams played the Red and Black nines.

GSGA began awarding the Georgia Team Championship to Member Clubs in 1927, recognizing the club with the two members posting the lowest 36-hole scores in the Georgia Amateur Championship. In the mid-1980s, a separate competition began with clubs playing one another in matches at an agreed-upon site. Since 1993, the championship has been played in its current format at a time and place determined by the GSGA. Entries were open to four-man teams of male amateur golfers who are Georgia residents and selected by their GSGA member club. The field was open to 30 teams on a first come, first serve basis.

Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with over 355 member clubs and 85,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.

Final Results

Rank Team Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Total To Par
1 Dalton G & CC 138 207 345 -15
David Noll Jr., Dalton 68* 66*
Brian Owens, Dalton 77
Beau Bray, Ringold 70* 70*
Greg Brock, Calhoun 71*
T2 Laurel Springs GC 138 216 354 -6
Dave Poteet, Duluth 73* 73*
Tim McCabe, Suwanee 72*
DeWitt Weaver III, Suwanee 65* 71*
Randy Holmes, Suwanee 77
T2 St. Ives CC 138 216 354 -6
Rod Reed, Alpharetta 73* 75*
John Smith, Duluth 69*
Scott Cunningham, Johns Creek 65* 77
Bob Royak, Alpharetta 72*
4 Cartersville CC 142 214 356 -4
Chris Hall, Kennesaw 70* 67*
Jayce Stepp, Cartersville 73*
Chad Branton, Cartersville 72* 74*
Scott Davenport, Marietta 78
5 Rivermont G & CC 137 221 358 -2
Chris Cupit, Alpharetta 68* 72*
Erik Martin, Alpharetta 76
Don Marsh, Johns Creek 69* 75*
Brandon Nelson, Roswell 74*
6 Reynolds Plantation 141 218 359 -1
Ron Waeghe, Greensboro 70* 72*
Mel Mendenhall, Marietta 74*
Bruce Bird, Greensboro 71* 72*
Devon Hayes, Madison 76
T7 Cherokee T & CC 140 220 360 Even
Robert Sheats, Atlanta 68* 71*
Bill Ghirardini, Atlanta 76*
Dan Whigham Jr., Atlanta 72* 73*
David Nix, Roswell 82
T7 Hamilton Mill GC 138 222 360 Even
Drew Czuchry, Auburn 65* 73*
Joe Pitts, Lawrenceville 76*
Jim Prantl, Dacula 73* 73*
Thomas Rajek, Suwanee 76
9 Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee 141 220 361 1
Mike Masingill, Eatonton 73* 74*
Bill Ruhl, Eatonton 74*
Martin Medrano, Eatonton 68* 75
Poli Medrano, Eatonton 72*
10 Indian Hills CC 142 220 362 2
Tom Price, Marietta 70* 74*
Mitch Van Zelfden, Marietta 74*
Brad Champion, Marietta 72* 81
Scott Embleau, Marietta 72*
11 Atlanta Athletic Club 143 220 363 3
West Streib, Atlanta 73* 76
Jeff Koontz, Suwanee 72*
Doug Green, Cumming 70* 75*
Hal Hobgood, Alpharetta 73*
T12 Athens CC 138 228 366 6
Doug Stiles, Athens 67* 74*
Doug Henson Jr., Athens 80*
Garrick Stiles, Statham 71* 74*
Jeffrey DeLoach, Athens 82
T12 CC of Columbus 136 230 366 6
Bobby Thomas, Columbus 67* 76*
Boo Miller, Columbus 83
Nolan Pendleton, Columbus 69* 75*
Mac McKnight, Columbus 79*
14 Marietta CC 146 221 367 7
Randy Donahoo, Kennesaw 70* 73*
Jason Myers, Kennesaw 74*
Tom Cornelia, Greensboro 76* 76
Hap Fleming, Kennesaw 74*
15 Reunion GC 144 224 368 8
Michael Hinnant, Suwanee 72* 71*
Matt Berndt, Hoschton 75*
Jason Chandler, Hoschton 72* 79
Craig Taylor, Albany 78*
16 Summit Chase CC 140 230 370 10
Larry Harris, Lilburn 71* 79*
Brian McCracken, Loganville 82
Frank Remmes, Lilburn 69* 79*
Richie Taylor, Snellville 72*
17 The Farm 143 228 371 11
Matt Oxford, Rocky Face 71* 79*
Donny Phillips, Suwanee 78*
Greg Cottrell, Powder Springs 72* 71*
Jeff Browne, Dalton 79
18 Highland GC 147 227 374 14
Chad Davis, Social Circle 69* 79*
Corbin Edwards, Conyers 75*
Matt Moore, Covington 78* 82
Frank Webster, Conyers 73*
19 Alpharetta Athletic Club 147 228 375 15
Dennis French, Alpharetta 78* 79*
Drew Sylvester, Alpharetta 76*
Michael Chambers, Alpharetta 69* 73*
Scott Riddle, Cumming 79
T20 Stonebridge GC 147 229 376 16
Brent Sizemore, Calhoun 73* 69*
Ronnie Cargle, Summerville 79*
Ladell Norton, Rome 74* 85
Martin Ball, Rome 81*
T20 Sunset Hills CC 148 228 376 16
Shane Sullivan, Carrollton 74* 78*
Tim Oliver, Carrollton 79
Paul Simpson, Carrollton 74* 75*
Trace Thompson, Carrollton 75*
T22 Arrowhead CC 148 229 377 17
Doug Catlett, Ball Ground 74* 81
Marty Childers, Jasper 77*
Greg Waters, Ball Ground 74* 79*
Greg Bradford, Talking Rock 73*
T22 Northwood CC 149 228 377 17
Deron Hornbach, Atlanta 76* 75*
John Cochran, Duluth 74*
Mitch Kim, Norcross 73* 79*
Kristian Panachida, Lawrenceville 87
24 The Club at River Forest 148 233 381 21
Benny Justice, Gray 74* 73*
Phil Welch, Juliette 77*
George McCanless, Forsyth 74* 83*
Wade Turner, Roberta 83
25 Mystery Valley GC 152 235 387 27
Buddy Stacy, Lilburn 78* 79*
Gary Brinker, Decatur 93
Bill Eastman, Atlanta 74* 78*
Rich Haaland, Decatur 78*
T26 Cobblestone GC 150 243 393 33
Gordon Gourley, Acworth 72* 78*
Erik Dickerson, Kennesaw 82*
Andy Malott, Marietta 78* 83*
Slade Phillips, Kennesaw 83
T26 Barnsley Gardens 149 244 393 33
Bill Barbee, Cartersville 71* 80*
Larry Clark, Kingston 70*
Ryan Evans, Kennesaw 78* 94*
Olen Suire, Cartersville NC
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