Roswell, GA — James Mason, PGA Life Member from Dillard, fired a final round two-under 70 to win the rain shortened E-Z-GO Georgia PGA Championship presented by TaylorMade/adidas Golf/Ashworth/Adams Golf and the PGA Tour, conducted at Sea Island Golf Club’s Plantation course on St. Simons Island. The event was cut from 54 to 36 holes due to weather caused by the remnants of tropical storm Erika.
Mason’s round got off to a hot start with birdies on four of his first six holes and never surrendered his lead. This is the fourth win for the 64 year old Mason in this championship, also winning in 1997, 1999 and 2000. For his efforts, Mason won $5,000.
In second place at four-under par 140 was 2005 Georgia PGA champion Tim Weinhart from The Standard Club. Weinhart carded a final round of three-under par 69. Tommy Brannen of Augusta Country Club finished in solo third place at three-under par 141. Kyle Owen from Dunwoody Country Club shot a round of one-over par 73 to finish in fourth place at two-under par 142.
The Plantation Course at Sea Island is a par 72 layout playing at 6,891 yards for the championship. The course was updated by Rees Jones in 1998 and is an original Walter Travis design, the Plantation Course unfolds among a forest of ancient live oak and cedar, with a hint of danger lurking in its tidal creeks and lakes. Players appreciate the expansive fairways and stunning Atlantic Ocean views that make Plantation one of the best South golf courses.
The E-Z-GO Georgia PGA Championship is the only 54-hole event conducted by the Georgia PGA. E-Z-GO, a division of Textron, is the world’s leading manufacturer of golf carts and based in Augusta, GA.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 830 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 20 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print, radio, and television media.