Monday, August 4, 2008

2008 Georgia Open

The "State Championship of Georgia" professional golf tournament was concluded this weekend at Barnsley Gardens. Former Georgia golfer Bryant Odom shot -14 under to take the 2008 Georgia Open title. Odom, a St. Simons resident, grew up right down the road from Barnsley Gardens in Cartersville. Odom was the 2001 medalist at the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club helping the Dawgs win the Conference title.

Placing 3rd at -7 was Athens resident and former College of Charleston standout Jay McLuen. Jay was a former prep star at Athens Christian and Madison County. Jay took 4th last year in the Georgia Open after a strong 2006 showing in the Open which he lost in a playoff. The McLuen family is well known to those who took the drive from Athens to Colbert to play at Whispering Pines. Jay's father was the owner of Whispering Pines and his brother Jedd is one of the best junior golfers to come out of NE GA (former AA at CofC and played in the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach that Tiger dominated).

Also the best hunter and fisherman in the field, Drew Bowen of Monroe, took 30th at +5 after taking 17th place in the Georgia Open last year. So congrats to the biggest redneck in the field and former George Walton and Georgia Southern star.


JJ said...

While we're on topic, Adam Mitchell won the Porter Cup a couple of weeks ago (one of the top amateur events in the country.) Harman won it last year but couldn't play this year due to injury (recently had a cyst removed, out 6 weeks, will also miss the US Amateur.)

Lots of Dawgs and native Georgians doing well lately.

Bop said...

Not to mention, Ryuji Imada having a GREAT year. He's 8th in the FedEx standings and has been top 10 all year. He's also won over 2.4 million already this season.