Dunbar edges Fox to win Georgia Cup
Steven Fox (left) and Alan Dunbar
Steven Fox (left) and Alan Dunbar

Alpharetta, Ga. (April 5, 2013) -- British Amateur champion Alan Dunbar made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Thursday to close out U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and win the 16th Annual Georgia Cup, 1 up, at The Golf Club of Georgia.

With the victory, it allowed the British Amateur Champions to even the all-time series of The Georgia Cup at 8-8.

Fox, a senior at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, took the match to the 18th hole for the first time in the event’s existence by sinking a 30-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th hole of the Lakeside Course, cutting Dunbar’s lead to 1-up going to 18.

At the par-5 18th, Dunbar hit his second shot into a greenside bunker, but got up and down for birdie, making an uphill 12-footer, to end the match.

Of the cold, rainy conditions that were very unseasonable for Georgia, but typical of his homeland, Dunbar said, “I thought it was a great day.”

Both players will play next week in the Masters. Dunbar plans to turn pro immediately following the Masters, but Fox will remain an amateur until later this summer.

Hall of Famer Billy Casper, the former Masters and two-time U.S. Open Champion, served as Honorary Captain for The Georgia Cup. The event benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation and the Georgia State Golf Association Foundation.

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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