Georgia Amateur Championship Event History

The Georgia Amateur Championship began in 1916, when 14-year-old Bobby Jones captured the inaugural title. The championship is open to male amateur golfers who are GSGA members and are residents of Georgia. The format is 72 holes of stroke play.
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Year
Champion
Hometown
Runner-Up
Result
Site
1916
Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.
Atlanta
Perry Adair, Atlanta
2 up
Capital City Club, Atlanta
1917
Noble Harde
Savannah
R.J. Gilchrist, Savannah
37 holes
Savannah Golf Club
1918-1919
No championships held due to World War I
1920
Crawford Rainwater
Atlanta
Tom Prescott, Atlanta
3 & 1
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1921
Montgomery Harison
Augusta
Crawford Rainwater, Atlanta
2 & 1
Augusta Country Club
1922
Perry Adair
Atlanta
Charles Black, Jr., Atlanta
2 & 1
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1923
Watts Gunn
Atlanta
Charles Black, Jr., Atlanta
1 up
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1924
Carl Ridley
Atlanta
Tom Prescott, Atlanta
6 & 4
Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake)
1925
Eugene Cook
Atlanta
Watts Gunn, Atlanta
4 & 2
Country Club of Columbus
1926
Eugene Cook
Atlanta
Chick Ridley, Atlanta
11 & 10
Capital City Club, Atlanta
1927
Watts Gunn
Atlanta
Harold Callaway
8 & 7
Savannah Golf Club
1928
Charles Black
Atlanta
Will Gunn, Atlanta
2 & 1
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1929
John Oliver
Valdosta
Kayton Smith, Savannah
4 & 3
Radium Springs Country Club, Albany
1930
Dave Black
Atlanta
Crawford Rainwater, Atlanta
1 up
Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake)
1931
Charles Yates
Atlanta
Dean Smith, Savannah
2 & 1
Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island
1932
Charles Yates
James R. "Kid" Brown
Dave Black, Atlanta
10 & 9
Capital City Club, Atlanta
1933
Billy McWilliams
Rome
Pete Barnes, Atlanta
2 & 1
Glen Arven Country Club, Thomasville
1934
Billy McWilliams
Rome
Julius Hughes, Atlanta
2 & 1
Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake)
1935
Bill Zimmerman
Columbus
Julius Hughes, Atlanta
6 & 4
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1936
James R. "Kid" Brown
Atlanta
John Ridley, Atlanta
7 & 5
Capital City Club, Atlanta
1937
Frank Mulherin, Jr.
Augusta
Crawford Rainwater, Atlanta
3 & 2
Augusta Country Club
1938
Julius Hughe
Atlanta
Charles Black, Atlanta
1 up
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1939
Dan Yates, Jr.
Atlanta
Sonny Swift, Columbus
37 holes
Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island
1940
Jennings Gordon
Rome
Arnold Blum, Macon
2 & 1
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1941
Tommy Barnes
Avondale Estates
Frank Mulherin, Augusta
3 & 2
Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake)
1942-1945
No championships held due to World War II
1946
Arnold Blum
Macon
Dan Yates, Jr., Atlanta
2 & 1
Capital City Club, Atlanta
1947
George Hamer
Columbus
Sonny Swift, Columbus
6 & 5
Country Club of Columbus
1948
Dick Hackett
Rome
Jack Key, Jr., Columbus
4 & 3
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1949
Jack Key Jr
Columbus
William "Dynamite" Goodloe, Valdosta
9 & 7
Radium Springs Country Club, Albany
1950
Arnold Blum
Macon
Jack Key, Jr., Columbus
2 & 1
Athens Country Club
1951
Arnold Blum
Macon
Frank Mulherin, Augusta
37 holes
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1952
Arnold Blum
Macon
Alfred Gallagher
10 & 9
Augusta Country Club
1953
E. Harvie Ward
Atlanta
Arnold Blum, Macon
5 & 3
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1954
William "Dynamite" Goodloe
Valdosta
Dick Hackett, Rome
10 & 8
Savannah Golf Club
1955
William "Dynamite" Goodloe
Valdosta
Lester Kelly, Atlanta
1 up
Valdosta Country Club
1956
Arnold Blum
Macon
Charles Harrison, Atlanta
37 holes
Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake)
1957
Tommy Aaron
Gainesville
Gummy Harrison, Jr.
2 & 1
Augusta Country Club
1958
Hugh Royer Jr.
Columbus
Davis Adams, Macon
4 & 3
Athens Country Club
1959
Charles Harrison
Atlanta
Hobart Manley, Savannah
2 & 1
Savannah Golf Clu
1960-1962
Championship format changed to stroke play
1960
Tommy Aaron
Gainesville
Billy Key, Columbus
271
Country Club of Columbus
1961
Jack Key Jr.
Columbus
Cobby Ware, Atlanta
280
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1962
Gene Dahlbender Jr.
Atlanta
ack Bandy, Dalton
276
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1963
Championship format returned to match play
1963
Pete Cox
Albany
David Boyd, Atlanta
3 & 2
Radium Springs Country Club, Albany
1964-present
Championship format returned to stroke play
1964
Bunky Henry
Valdosta
Jerry Greenbaum, Atlanta
282
Athens Country Club
1965
Frank Mulherin Jr.
Augusta
Jack Oliver, Jr., Valdosta
285
Valdosta Country Club
1966
Ward Wettlaufer
Atlanta
Tom Brennan, Savannah
288
Savannah Golf Club
1967
Billy Key
Columbus
Bunky Henry, Valdosta
274
Green Island Country Club, Columbus
1968
Toby Browne
Savannah
Steve Melnyk, Brunswick
281*
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1969
Randy Strozier Jr.
Augusta
Frank Mulherin, Jr., Augusta
290
Augusta Country Club
1970
Jim Gabrielsen
Atlanta
Latimer Heard, Elberton
282
Glen Arven Country Club, Thomasville
1971
Bo Trotter
Columbus
Curtis Wagner, Atlanta
286*
Doublegate Country Club, Albany
1972
Lyn Lott
Douglas
Robert Warr, Atlanta
281
Athens Country Club
1973
John Bodin
Atlanta
Charles Harrison, Atlanta
289
Cherokee Town & Country Club (Hillside), Atlanta
1974
Jim Gabrielsen
Atlanta
Pete Cox, Albany
286*
Spring Hill Country Club, Tifton
1975
Mark Mike
LaGrange
Charles Harrison, Atlanta
288
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1976
Jim Gabrielsen
Atlanta
Danny Yates, Atlanta
286
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
1977
Danny Yates
Atlanta
Griff Moody, Athens
285
Green Island Country Club, Columbus
1978
Allen Doyle
Alma
Tommy Carlton, Augusta
281
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1979
Allen Doyle
Alma
Griff Moody, Athens
287
Savannah Inn & Country Club
1980
Griff Moody
Athens
Allen Doyle, LaGrange
287
West Lake Country Club, Augusta
1981
Bill Bergin
Marietta
Wright Waddell, Columbus
278
Dalton Golf and Country Club
1982
Allen Doyle
LaGrange
Louis Brown, Newnan
286
Dunwoody Country Club
1983
Bob Windom
Moultrie
Allen Doyle/Wright Waddell
289
Valdosta Country Club
1984
Peter Persons
Macon
Louis Brown, Newnan
282*
Savannah Inn and Country Club
1985
Louis Brown
Newnan
Allen Doyle, LaGrange
284
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
1986
Hugh Royer III
Columbus
Allen Doyle, LaGrange
283
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1987
Allen Doyle
LaGrange
Hugh Royer III, Columbus
275*
Doublegate Country Club, Albany
1988
Allen Doyle
LaGrange
Dave Schreyer, Newnan
271
Green Island Country Club, Columbus
1989
Danny Yates
Atlanta
Clark Spratlin, Atlanta
278
Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island
1990
Allen Doyle
LaGrange
Danny Yates, Atlanta
283
The Farm, Rocky Face
1991
Neal Hendee
Atlanta
Henry Claussen, Augusta
282*
Augusta Country Club
1992
Paul Claxton
Vidalia
John Trivison, Jonesboro
279
Athens Country Club
1993
Carter Mize
Columbus
Rob Butler, Barnesville
289
Golf Club of Georgia (Lakeside), Alpharetta
1994
Carter Mize
Columbus
Jim Stuart, Macon
280
Savannah Golf Club
1995
Adam Thomas
Baxley
Danny Yates/Carter Mize
284
Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside), Duluth
1996
Danny Yates
Atlanta
Matt Russell, Atlanta
272
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1997
Tim O'Neal
Savannah
Carlton Forrester, Gainesville
276
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1998
Bill Roberts
Pine Mountain
Jeff Knox/John Engler
293*
Ocean Forest Golf Club, Sea Island
1999
Rick Cloninger
Dacula
Carter Mize, Columbus
276
Great Waters, Eatonton
2000
Jack Croyle
Moultrie
Wes Latimer, Canton
286
West Lake Country Club, Augusta
2001
Michael Webb
Elberton
Randy Donahoo, Marietta
278
Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta
2002
Jonathan Shiflet
Hartwell
Bill Brown, Dublin
285*
Doublegate Country Club, Albany
2003
David Noll
Dalton
Thomas Hagler, Ringgold
283
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
2004
David Denham
Tifton
Taylor Crosby/Griff Moody/Jack Hall
280
Athens Country Club
2005
Brian Harman
Savannah
David Noll, Jr., Dalton
276
Savannah Golf Club
2006
Bill Brown
Dublin
Jeff Knox, Augusta
274
Coosa Country Club, Rome
2007
Harris English
Thomasville
Jeff Knox/Robert Sheats/Mark Strickland
288
Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek, Roswell
2008
Russell Henley
Macon
Harris English, Thomasville
270
Idle Hour Club, Macon
2009
Russell Henley
Macon
David Noll, Jr., Dalton
268
Country Club of Columbus
2010
Lee Knox
Augusta
Chase Parker, Augusta
283
The Landings Club (Deer Creek), Savannah
2011
David Noll Jr.
Dalton
Billy Mitchell, Roswell
274
Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta
2012
Lee Knox
Augusta
David Noll, Jr., Dalton
282
Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek, Roswell
2013
Jimmy Beck
Columbus
Travis Williamson, Brunswick
285
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
2014
Robert Mize
Columbus
Will Chandler/Carter Collins/Trey Rule/Kelby Burton
275
Idle Hour Club, Macon
2015
Dru Love
Sea Island
Greyson Sigg, Augusta/Sean Elliott, Sandy Springs
272
Sea Island Golf Club-Seaside, St. Simons Island
2016
Colin Bowles
Albany
Spencer Ralston, Gainesville
1 up (match play)
Capital City Club-Brookhaven, Atlanta
2017
Justin Connelly
McDonough
Connor Coffee, Peachtree City
267
West Lake Country Club, Augusta
2018
Brett Barron
Suwanee
Alex Ross, Atlanta
271
Athens Country Club

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