Event Details

2017 Public Links Championship

Event Date

Sep 09, 2017


Southern Hills Golf Club



Entries Open

Jun 07, 2017

Entries Close

Aug 23, 2017

Entry Fee


Stan Gann, Jr., Wins Georgia Public Links Championship

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.  ---  It came down to the wire and in dramatic fashion, Stan Gann Jr. of Warner Robbins defeated John Kennedy of Macon in a playoff to win his first Georgia Public Links Championship. The 29th playing of the Georgia Public Links Championship took place at Southern Hills Golf Club, September 9-10.  
Stann Gann, Jr. and John Kennedy were tied going into the 18th hole. After hitting his tee shot into the trees, Gann Jr., managed to get the ball out just off the green. Kennedy nailed his tee shot down the middle of the fairway and his second shot set him up with chance to win the Championship.
Kennedy's putt came within inches of falling but did not go in. Stan Gann Jr. sunk a pressure putt to force a playoff.  
In the playoff on hole #18, Gann Jr. sunk another putt this time to win his first Georgia Public Links Championship. Both players finished with a total score of 139.  
Following the leaders was Nate Gahman of Leesburg who finished with a (68-74) 142. Defending champion Chris Waters finished in sixth place with a (72-76) 148. 
In flight 1, Alex Lanier of Warner Robbins won with a score of (77-75) 152.   
In flight 2, Ladell Norton of Rome won with a score of (81-77) 158. 
In flight 3, Jack Sullivan of Marietta won with a score of (90-81) 171. 
This event was open to male amateur golfers who are members of a GSGA Member Club that is open to public play. Entrants must not have held privileges since January 1, 2017, at any club that does not permit public play.


Georgia State Golf Association is the official golf association of the state of Georgia, and its membership is open to men, women, juniors, seniors, and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers who join GSGA have access to invaluable resources and competitions that allow them to advance their knowledge and improve their golfing skills. Joining GSGA means joining an association of more than 350 clubs and 75,000 people who all have one thing in common: a love of golf.