Golf: Watts shares third; Noll manages top-six finish again
Dalton’s David Noll Jr. held a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round at the Georgia Amateur Championship, but a difficult back nine took what would have been his third title away from him.
‘Difficult’ day, but Noll hangs on to lead entering final round
After the first three rounds of the Georgia Amateur Championship at Pinetree Country Club, not a single golfer is under par for the week.
Noll, Watts at the top
KENNESAW — For the past three years, Dalton’s David Noll Jr. and Augusta’s Lee Knox have alternated Georgia Amateur titles, with Knox taking the titles in 2010 and 2012 and Noll grabbing it 2011.
That’s why it’s only fitting that Noll now sits atop the leaderboard at 4-under 138, after the conclusion of Friday’s second round at Pinetree Country Club.
Registration open for public links tourney
MARIETTA — Registration is open for the 25th annual Georgia Public Links Championship on Sept. 14-15 at Legacy on Lanier on Lake Lanier Islands.
Playing it smart: Georgia Amateur course sets up for thinkers
One of the beliefs shared by area golfers who will be playing in the Georgia Amateur Championship is that Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw is a “thinking man’s course.”
A new perspective
While there weren’t any residents of Murray or Whitfield counties competing in Monday’s U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying tournament at Dalton Golf & Country Club, there were still local golfers on the course.
On his way back to the tee
rowing up in Dalton, PGA Tour professional Blake Adams was a jock of all trades. He lived on sports, taking to the greens at Dalton Golf & Country Club and playing on the basketball courts and the baseball and football fields of the area.
Fairways and greens: Adams has a new venture; Women’s Am qualifier here
Area sports fans are familiar with local golfer David Noll Jr. An eight-time winner of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Men’s Player of the Year award and winner of the last six straight, Noll has made quite a name for himself around the state and the southeast with his play as part of state teams.
No offense to Noll, but in state golf terms, he is merely the male version of Augusta’s Laura Coble.
Chris Whitfield: These guys have a good time on the course and at the clubhouse
CHATSWORTH — C.L. Cruse can remember his introduction to golf. He was a 12-year-old caddy in Cherokee County, and golfers would tip him a whole quarter for each 18-hole round.
Still a hard test
A softer course from Tuesday’s rains might have been expected to be a boon to golfers during the second round of the Georgia Junior Championship. The scores didn’t reflect it.
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