Matt Atkins wins the Q at Myrtle Beach
24 Apr 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

George Bryan (left) and Matt Atkins (Jeremy Freeman/Golf Myrtle Beach Photo)
George Bryan (left) and Matt Atkins (Jeremy Freeman/Golf Myrtle Beach Photo)

Over a month after it was contested, the results are in for "The Q at Myrtle Beach," a 16-player field made up of content creators and YouTube golf stars to earn a spot in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic from March 6 to March 9. 

Popular YouTubers had a chance to earn a spot at the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic via “The Q at Myrtle Beach,” a 16-player, 18-hole qualifier that included YouTubers such as Grant Horvat, Peter Finch, Micah Morris, and George Bryan.

Veteran Korn Ferry Tour pro Matt Atkins, a South Carolina native, won the qualifier and will compete on the TOUR next month in his home state of South Carolina. Atkins appears frequently in Bryan Bros Golf YouTube content, the YouTube channel started by George and Wesley Bryan, so it was fitting the tournament came down to Atkins and George Bryan.

Bryan led by two strokes to the par-5 No. 18 but hit his third shot into the water and made a bogey. Atkins, however, drained a 15-foot birdie at No. 18 to match Bryan's 3-under 69, requiring a playoff hole. The pair replayed No. 18. Atkins won with a birdie on the first playoff hole, earning the Myrtle Beach Classic's sponsor exemption that was awarded via "The Q."

Tyler Watts finished in third place at 1-under 71, while Scott Stevens and Jay Card tied for fourth at even-par 72. Finch and Turk Pettit shared sixth place at 1-over 73. Morgan Deneen shot 2-over, 74; Dan Rapaport shot 4-over; Ryan Wilkinson shot 4-over 76; Jamie Wilson shot over 5-over 77; Luke Kwon shot 6-over 78; Grant Horvat shot a 7-over 79; Fat Perez shot 9-over 81, Cole Lantz shot 11-over 83, and Micah Morris shot 14-over 86.

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic will be contested May 9-12 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach as an Additional Event alongside the Wells Fargo Championship. “The Q” was contested last month, with players capturing content for their personal social channels but withholding results until April 24, with a full-length feature video released on the Play Golf Myrtle Beach YouTube channel.

Atkins has made 157 career Korn Ferry Tour starts, including a victory at the 2017 El Bosque Mexico Championship, which propelled him to his first TOUR card via the 2017 Korn Ferry Tour season-long standings.

He is playing this season on conditional Korn Ferry Tour status. He also Monday qualified for the TOUR’s Mexico Open at Vidanta earlier this year (his 26th career TOUR start), and he finished T38 at The RSM Classic last fall as a Monday qualifier.

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