Noll Jr. brings the fireworks to win fourth career Georgia Mid-Am
David Noll Jr. (GSGA/Twitter photo)
David Noll Jr. (GSGA/Twitter photo)

With so many men in the mix over the closing round at the River Club in Suwanee, Ga., David Noll Jr. needed to do something spectacular to close out another Georgia Mid-Amateur win.

Three consecutive birdies from Nos. 7-9 – then another at 11 – were a good start, but it was the eagle on the par-5 15th that really separated Knoll, a Dalton, Ga., resident. A final-round 68 erased the ground he lost with a second-round 77, and at even par for 54 holes, Noll took home his fourth title in this event.

At the beginning of the final round, 14 players were within four shots of the lead. That left the race wide open entering the final 18 holes. At one point on the last day, four men were tied for the lead. Then they started separating – or rather, Noll started separating himself.

Noll held off senior golf stalwart Doug Hanzel and Stan Gann, who tied for second at 2 over, and that’s no small feat. Hanzel, AmateurGolf.com’s Senior Player of the Year in 2017, won this title in 2004.

Poli Medrano was fourth at 4 over and David Denham finished solo fifth another shot back.

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ABOUT THE Georgia Mid-Amateur

Entries: Open to male amateur golfers age 25 or older as of the first day of the championship

Field: 144 players; non-exempt players enter through one of seven statewide 18-hole qualifiers

Format: 54 holes of stroke play; field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes

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