Three Georgians graduate from Korn Ferry Tour with 2023 PGA cards

Thompson, who lives on St. Simons Island, won the REX Hospital Open on his 23rd birthday to virtually seal his promotion. He had four top-10 finishes in 18 starts. Thompson benefited from being the PGA Tour University’s No. 2 player of 2021, earning him status on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Christo Lamprecht and his caddy, Georgia Tech assistant coach Devin Stanton, wait to putt on the 15th hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2022 US Amateur at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ on Tuesday. (Grant Halverson/USGA)

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Christo Lamprecht and his caddy, Georgia Tech assistant coach Devin Stanton, wait to putt on the 15th hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2022 US Amateur at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ on Tuesday. (Grant Halverson/USGA)

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Credit: USGA Museum

Six Georgians advance to match play at 122nd US Amateur

Six Georgians — including three Georgia Tech golfers — were among the 64 who qualified for the match play portion of the 122nd US Amateur at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ.

Tech’s Christo Lamprecht of South Africa tied for sixth in the stroke play game with rounds 68-72. His teammates Bartley Forrester of Gainesville and Ross Steelman of Missouri finished tied for 39th at 4 of 145 and advanced. Steelman reached the quarter-finals in 2021.

This is the sixth consecutive year that at least one yellow vest has entered match play.

Ben Carr of Columbus, a product of Georgia Southern, is tied for 30th at 3 of 144.

Nicolas Cassidy of Johns Creek, who plays at the University of Georgia, and JonErik Alford of Roswell, who plays at Ohio State, survived a 15-on-11 situation Wednesday morning to reach match play.

The six rounds of match play will culminate in a 36-hole championship on Sunday. The final will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bobby Jones GC to get a new practice green

Atlanta’s popular Bobby Jones Golf Course is building a new practice green that is slated to open in October. The green was designed by Bobby Cupp, the son of the late Georgia Golf Hall of Fame architect Bob Cupp, who created Bobby Jones’ reversible nine-hole layout.

The new practice green will be 6,500 square feet in size and will be located between the driving range and the clubhouse. It will be covered in the same TifEagle bermudagrass found on the rest of the property.

The course has also added a nursery green to the property, which the agronomy team will use for sampling and repairing greens on the course.

Augusta’s Laura Coble won the 2022 Georgia Senior Women’s Championship at Cherokee Town and Country Club for the seventh time.

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Augusta's Laura Coble won the 2022 Georgia Senior Women's Championship at Cherokee Town and Country Club for the seventh time.

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Augusta’s Laura Coble won the 2022 Georgia Senior Women’s Championship at Cherokee Town and Country Club for the seventh time.

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Credit: Georgia State Golf Association

Laura Coble wins Georgia’s seventh senior women’s title

Georgia Golf Hall of Famer Laura Coble of Augusta won the Georgia Senior Women’s Championship for the seventh time, and Maria Johnson of Brunswick won the Georgia Super Senior title on the Cherokee Town North Course and Country Club.

Coble shot rounds 72-80 to shoot an 8 of 152 and score a four-shot win over St. Simons Island’s Danielle Davis and Atlanta’s Lisa Short. Debbie Blount of Atlanta was fourth at 15 of 159.

Johnson shot 79-77 to finish at 12 of 156 and win by one stroke over Angie Lee of Columbus and two over three-time champion Bobbie Suttler of Marietta.

Danny Nelson medalist in senior am qualifying

Savannah’s Danny Nelson won the US Senior Amateur qualifier at Druid Hills Golf Club. Nelson shot 5-under 67 to take one of four qualifying spots. Atlantans Tom Lape, David Brown and Robert Sheats are tied at 68 and won the other spots. The 67th Senior American Amateur will take place from August 27 to September 27. 1 at the Kittansett Club in Marion, Mass.

Keith Mitchell hits from the 14th tee during the second round of the St. Jude Championship golf tournament Friday in Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Keith Mitchell hits from the 14th tee during the second round of the St. Jude Championship golf tournament Friday in Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Credit: Mark Humphrey

Credit: Mark Humphrey

Former Bulldog Keith Mitchell added to Player Advisory Council

Keith Mitchell, an all-conference player from Georgia, has been named to the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council. Mitchell, 30, is in his fifth season on the PGA Tour and will serve for the remainder of 2022. The PAC consults and advises the Tour Policy Board and Commissioner Jay Monahan on matters affecting the Tour.

Max Homa, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Streelman were also elected. They replace LIV defectors Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell.

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Atlanta-based Bobby Jones Links has been selected to manage the Indian River Preserve Golf Club in Mims, Florida. The 18-hole facility, not far from Kennedy Space Center, was co-designed by Perry Dye and LPGA legend Jan Stephenson. …Ringgold’s WindStone Golf Club will host the PGA Junior League region.