Macpherson takes Georgia Cup over Kraft
Kelly Kraft and Bryden Macpherson<br>announce plans to go pro following the Masters
Kelly Kraft and Bryden Macpherson
announce plans to go pro following the Masters

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.

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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