Scott Gregory defeats Curtis Luck in Georgia Cup Playoff
Scott Gregory <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Scott Gregory
(Golfweek Photo)

ALPHARETTA, GA (March 28, 2017) -- For the second straight year the British Amateur champion has defeated the U.S. Amateur champion at the Georgia Cup.

On a perfect day for golf the spectators at The Golf Club Of Georgia were treated to an instant classic between U.S. Amateur winner Curtis Luck and British Amateur winner Scott Gregory. In a match that was never saw a player take more than 1 up lead, it was finally Gregory who won on the match on the 19th hole.

Luck won the opening hole and after Gregory claimed the next hole the seesaw match was on. With the match all-square Gregory won the 17th hole with a par only to bogey the next hole and watch Luck even the match.

Heading back to the 18th hole for a playoff Luck found himself in the green side bunker and when he was unable to get up for bogey Gregory was able to claim the victory with a par.

With the win the British Amateur champion now holds an 11-9 all-time lead in the Georgia Cup. Both players will now make their way up to Magnolia Lane and next weeks Masters.

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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