Alpharetta, GA (March 27, 2012) -- The reigning British Amateur champion Bryden Macpherson defeated the U.S Amateur champion, 2 and 1 today at the Georgia Cup.
In early February Macpherson withdrew from the University of Georgia and returned to Australia to train for the upcoming Masters.
"It is not all a bad reflection on the Georgia program," Machperson told Golfweek. "It was purely a decision based on my career and what is best for me right now."
Both Machperson and Kraft announced plans to go pro immediately after the Masters.
Kraft already has sponsor invitations to play in the Byron Nelson and the AT&T National. If he extends his amateur status a week after the Masters he'll have a spot in the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head. The Texas Valero Open follows and would be ideal spot for him to make is pro debut considering his Texas roots.