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Another Mize Wins a Big Golf Tournament

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MACON, Ga. - Robert Mize of Columbus fired a final-round 3-under-par 67 to take the lead and the victory at the Georgia Amateur Championship. Mize finished at 5-under-par 275 (69-72-67-67) overall, four strokes ahead of four players at 1-under-par 279. The 93rd playing of the annual state championship took place at Idle Hour Club, July 10-13.

Only a handful of players finished in red numbers, the champion Mize at 5-under, and four others who tied for runner-up honors at 1-under, including Will Chandler of Atlanta (68-74-69-68), Carter Collins of Statesboro (70-69-70-70), 18-hole leader Trey Rule of Eatonton (65-74-69-71) and 36-hole leader Kelby Burton of Evans (70-66-71-72).

"This is huge. Growing up in Columbus and with Carter Mize winning; it's huge," said Mize on claiming his first state championship. "It is always a tournament I look forward to playing in. It was cool to see Jimmy Beck win it last year; he's a good friend of mine. That gave me some motivation and confidence that I could do it."

Mize's final-round scorecard saw birdies on three, seven, eight, nine, 10 and 14. The only hiccup on the day came on the 466-yard par 4 17th hole, where he made a triple. His 275 total score marks the best at the Georgia Amateur Championship since the 2011 competition when David Noll, Jr., of Dalton won with a 274 score.

"I was fortunate enough to make a few up-and-downs. I made a few birdies," he added.

Mize, a native of Columbus, graduated from Brookstone High School where he won an individual state championship in 2011. He also helped bring in two team titles in 2010 and 2011. He now plays golf at Columbus State University in his hometown, where he will begin his junior campaign this fall. He is the son of Augusta native Larry Mize, who won the 1987 Masters Tournament.

Three players finished in a tie for sixth at even-par 280, including Brad Davis of Lawrenceville (69-70-71-70), Matt Mierzejewski of Suwanee (69-70-69-72) and third-round leader Stan Gann, Jr., of Bonaire (71-67-66-76). Sepp Straka of Valdosta came in ninth at 1-over-par 281 (70-75-66-70). Reigning Georgia Junior champion Charles Huntzinger of Duluth (69-72-73-69) and Jacob Joiner of Albany (73-71-67-72) tied for tenth at 3-over-par 283, rounding out the overall top 10.

Bill Brown III of Dublin, who won the Georgia Amateur Championship in 2006 at Coosa Country Club in Rome, finished tied for 56th at 18-over-par 298 (74-73-72-79). Two-time Georgia Amateur winner, Noll, earned his first state championship in 2003 at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, and second in 2011 at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. John Walker IV of Macon, this year's Idle Hour club champion, finished in a seven-way tie for 34th at 12-over-par 292 (73-68-74-77).

Shot of the tournament went to Jamie Weeks of Marietta, who recorded a hole-in-one on the 177-yard par 3 eighth hole with a 6-iron during Thursday's opening round.

After 36-holes of play, 77 players made the cut at 8-over-par 148 and better. Of those players who advanced to the weekend, nine had 36-hole scores in red numbers. Of those nine, only Fisk scored in the 60's each of the first two rounds.  

The Georgia Amateur Championship is conducted by the Georgia State Golf Association and brings together 144 of the state's best male amateur golfers for the prestigious state title first won by 14-year-old Bobby Jones in 1916. Idle Hour Club has now hosted this event for the record eighth time. This week Idle Hour played to 6,727 yards and a par 70.

The Championship format was 72 holes of stroke play over four days. After 36 holes of play, the field was cut to the low 70 players and ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the leader. 

An online leaderboard, featuring all competitors' complete scorecards, is currently available at the following link: 

http://www.ghintpp.com/gsga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=450

Final Results

1

Mize, Robert

Columbus

69   

72   

67   

67   

275   

-5

T2

Chandler, Will

Atlanta

68

74

69

68

279

-1

T2

Collins, Carter

Statesboro

70

69

70

70

279

-1

T2

Rule, Trey

Eatonton

65

74

69

71

279

-1

T2

Burton, Kelby

Evans

70

66

71

72

279

-1

T6

Davis, Brad

Lawrenceville

69

70

71

70

280

Even

T6

Mierzejewski, Matt

Suwanee

69

70

69

72

280

Even

T6

Gann Jr., Stan

Bonaire

71

67

66

76

280

Even

9

Straka, Sepp

Valdosta

70

75

66

70

281

1

T10

Huntzinger, Charles

Duluth

69

72

73

69

283

3

T10

Joiner, Jacob

Albany

73

71

67

72

283

3

T12

Arnoult Jr., Tim

Decatur

73

73

67

71

284

4

T12

Healy, Zachary

Peachtree Corners  

72

66

75

71

284

4

14

Humber, Christian

Fayetteville

69

71

71

74

285

5

T15

Cone, Joshua

Thomasville

74

71

71

71

287

7

T15

Woodruff, Blaine

Acworth

70

72

74

71

287

7

T15

Mitchell, William

Roswell

71

71

72

73

287

7

T15

Kleckner, David

Cumming

72

72

69

74

287

7

T15

Bishop, Jackson

Gainesville

70

72

71

74

287

7

T20

Kountakis, Emmanuel

Martinez

71

76

72

69

288

8

T20

Trocchio, Ryan

Norcross

71

75

73

69

288

8

T20

Royak, Bob

Alpharetta

71

74

72

71

288

8

T23

Larkin, Wyatt

Morganton

73

75

73

69

290

10

T23

Purcell, Ridge

LaGrange

71

74

71

74

290

10

T23

Sweet, Seth

Port Wentworth

68

77

70

75

290

10

T23

Harris, Christopher

Atlanta

73

72

69

76

290

10

T23

Martin, Charlie

LaGrange

69

76

68

77

290

10

T28

Czuchry, Drew

Alpharetta

77

69

72

73

291

11

T28

Waters, Chris

Atlanta

70

69

77

75

291

11

T28

Fisk, Steven

Stockbridge

69

69

78

75

291

11

T28

Hodge, Shawn

Kathleen

68

75

73

75

291

11

T28

Kennedy, Greg

Duluth

72

70

74

75

291

11

T28

Bradford, Allen

Elberton

75

69

71

76

291

11

T34

Sharpe Sr., Bill

Albany

71

72

78

71

292

12

T34

Smith, Chris

Atlanta

74

73

72

73

292

12

T34

Blackburn, Ryan

Atlanta

71

73

73

75

292

12

T34

Stewart, Harrison

Roswell

72

75

70

75

292

12

T34

Kim, Daniel

Kennesaw

77

70

69

76

292

12

T34

Walker IV, John

Macon

73

68

74

77

292

12

T34

Coolik, Jason

Atlanta

71

71

71

79

292

12

T41

Wilson, Chad

Calhoun

69

73

77

74

293

13

T41

Johnson, Justin

Canton

73

70

75

75

293

13

T43

VanGorder Jr., Rob

Acworth

70

72

78

74

294

14

T43

Chamineak, Ethan

Thomson

71

74

73

76

294

14

T43

Wright, Adam

Marietta

70

75

72

77

294

14

T43

Standard, Michael

McDonough

69

74

74

77

294

14

T47

Colquitt, Brooks

Norcross

72

70

81

72

295

15

T47

Reese, Dalton

Warrenton

72

73

78

72

295

15

T47

Sheats, Robert

Atlanta

70

73

77

75

295

15

T47

Nelson, Danny

Savannah

72

73

73

77

295

15

T51

Upton, Tevis

Kennesaw

72

74

75

75

296

16

T51

Hooper, Cameron

Atlanta

75

69

76

76

296

16

T51

Sylvester, Shea

Roswell

73

70

76

77

296

16

T54

Davenport, Scott

Marietta

70

78

75

74

297

17

T54

Willis, Carson

Griffin

72

73

75

77

297

17

T56

O'Bryan, Jake

Athens

68

78

78

74

298

18

T56

Jones, Will

Rome

71

76

74

77

298

18

T56

Brown III, Bill

Dublin

74

73

72

79

298

18

T59

Noll Jr., David

Dalton

72

76

73

78

299

19

T59

Kim, Mitch

Peachtree Corners

74

74

71

80

299

19

T59

Kimpel, Jason

Sharpsburg

72

74

73

80

299

19

T62

Curtis, Sam

Calhoun

71

77

78

74

300

20

T62

Kyles, James

Atlanta

75

72

72

81

300

20

64

Humber, Chase

Fayetteville

72

73

80

76

301

21

65

Duma, Will

Atlanta

69

76

76

82

303

23

T66

Hampel, Ty

Smyrna

73

70

81

80

304

24

T66

Wagoner, Gus

Duluth

76

72

76

80

304

24

T68

Rowe Jr., Jay

Savannah

73

75

78

79

305

25

T68

Lee, Jung Sun

Americus

77

70

78

80

305

25

70

Kupcuoglu, Alp

Acworth

75

73

79

79

306

26

T71

Amodeo, Anthony

Marietta

70

77

79

81

307

27

T71

Burgess, Sandy

Macon

73

75

76

83

307

27

T71

Kim, Taehyung

Albany

74

74

75

84

307

27

74

Spears, Carson

Augusta

72

74

81

81

308

28

75

Rogers, Will

Grovetown

71

70

WD




76

Stephenson, Damon

Atlanta

74

72

NS




77

Hodges, Bill

Thomasville

70

77

WD




Failed to Qualify










Smith, Trevor

Newnan

74

75






Bridges, Patrick

Atlanta

74

75






Larkin Jr., Jack

Atlanta

74

75






Benton, Reb

Douglas

75

74






Williamson, Travis

Brunswick

78

71






Stafford, Harrison

Savannah

72

77






Steed, Travis

Macon

74

75






Howell, Stephen

Fitzgerald

77

73






Lasseter, Grant

Gainesville

73

77






Weyenberg, John

Athens

78

72






Kim, Justin

Rome

75

75






Albright, Conner

Macon

74

76






Weeks, Jamie

Marietta

73

77






Wagner, Drew

Atlanta

76

74






Wolford, Fred

Acworth

77

73






Davis, Steve

Rome

77

73






DeMoss, Mookie

Athens

69

81






Hall, Jack

Sea Island

75

75






Mitchell, Tyler

Chatsworth

78

73






McKnight, Mac

Rome

74

77






Haskell, Ryan

Morrow

76

75






Sapp, Cody

Sharpsburg

73

78






Huckaby, Ben

Bishop

73

78






Luckett, Matt

Norcross

73

78






Olsson, Anders

Smyrna

74

78






Bruton, Buster

Dallas

80

72






Williams, Kile

Fayetteville

74

78






Klopfenstein, John

Atlanta

77

75






Goldthorp, Zane

Tucker

74

78






Trammell, Jarod

Jasper

75

77






Murphy, Sean

Decatur

75

78






Klipstein, Joshuah

Norcross

79

74






Kaney, Hogan

Savannah

72

81






Connelly, Justin

McDonough

74

79






Faith, Bill

Eatonton

74

79






Northcutt, Robert

Atlanta

79

75






Phillips Jr., Donny

Suwanee

76

78






Schmitt, Todd

Atlanta

76

78






Morris, Michael

Marietta

79

75






Schmiedeberg, Jeremy

Athens

79

76






Jernigan, Taylor

Macon

76

79






Stiles, Kyle

Athens

74

81






Fisher, Campbell

Suwanee

78

78






Flowers, Charlie

Columbus

79

78






Schniederjans, Luke

Powder Springs

78

79






Straka, Sam

Valdosta

73

84






Bass, Chuck

Dublin

78

80






Harper, Kyle

Hartwell

76

82






Ray, Nick

Americus

79

80






Belicka, John

Woodstock

80

80






Ferguson, Jackson

Rutledge

82

79






Amerson, Stephen

Gray

81

81






Williams, Kameron

Braselton

80

82






Banks, Zan

Atlanta

79

83






Barton, Garrett

Jonesboro

77

85






de Silva, Adam

Atlanta

77

86






Terranova, Jason

Marietta

79

85






Gallo, Jose

Atlanta

80

84






Mcfarlin, Will

Milton

86

78






Holcomb, Zach

Dunwoody

82

83






Akers, Anthony

Loganville

79

86






Haire, John-David

Atlanta

82

86






Melnyk, Dalton

Atlanta

72

WD






Mendenhall, Mel

Marietta

74

WD






Bruckner, Paul

Alpharetta

78

WD






Kiely, James

Milton

78

WD






Edwards, Connor

Newnan

81

WD





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