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Jeon Opens With 63, Holds On To Win Sonny Braun Art City Am
Almost always the Art City Amateur concludes with a dramatic finish and a large gallery, and changing the name to the Sonny Braun Art City Amateur didn’t change that.
Seokwon Jeon shot an opening round 63 which gave him a two shot lead over former Mid-Am champion Jason Hargett, a Hobble Creek native, going into the final round.
On the front side Jeon increased his lead to three shots with a 35 as to a 36 for Hargett.
On the back side things got interesting. Hargett birdied 11 and eagled 13 to top Jeon’s birdie. That cut Jeon’s lead to just one stroke. Jeon bogeyed the par four 15th hole and Hargett’s par squared what had become a match between the two of them since all others had dropped by the wayside.
They each pared the downhill par three 16th hole to set the stage for the final two holes. On 17 Hargett made one of his few miscues and bogeyed the hole to fall one stroke behind.
And so once again the Art City Amateur, now the Sonny Braun Art City Amateur, came down to the final thrilling, easily birdied par five finishing hole. Many a times the crown has been won with an eagle on the hole and that’s what Hargett needed.
It didn’t happen. They both birdied and Jeon walked off with the prize. Hargett shot a 31 on the back nine, but he needed a 30 to force a playoff.
Art City Amateur
Top 25 Scores
131- Seokwon Jeon, 63-68
132- Jason Hargett, 65-67
136- Elijah Turner, 70-66; Robbie Fillmore, 66-70; Kurt Owen, 66-70
137- Clark Rustand, 71-66; Brandon Hargett, 67-70
139- Brandon Lyon, 70-69
141- Kenny You, 71-70; Zac Hansen, 69-72
142- Preston Alder, 73-69; Dalton Stanger, 73-69; Tommy Forsman, 72-70; Cooper Wayment, 70-72; Rhett Rasmussen, 69-73; Travis Miner, 67-75
143- Colten Lamb, 77-66; Brock Stanger, 71-72; Clark Fredricksen, 69-74; Nick Nelson, 69-74
144- Dalton Jackson,72-72; CJ Lee, 68-76
145- Ryan Bolton, 76-69; Shay Conder, 74-71; David Fischer, 73-72
Complete scores and scorecards can be seen at: http://ghintpp.com/uga/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=329&fid=810&fgid=202