Duluth, GA — PGA apprentice Travis Nance of Cartersville won the second annual Rivermont PGA Championship at Rivermont Golf & Country Club in Johns Creek presented by St. Michelle Vineyards and Oxford Golf by one shot over amateur Erik Martin of Alpharetta. Nance is an assistant golf professional at Coosa Country Club in Rome and it marks his first victory in a Georgia Section event.
Nance, who had carded a first round of 70, was a one shot behind Martin who shot an opening round of 67. Martin had built a four shot lead on the inward nine, but made a double bogey on the 15th hole to fall back into a tie with Nance. Martin had an opportunity to win on the final hole, but his long birdie attempt came up well short of the hole and he missed his par attempt, handing the title to Nance. Nance lost in a playoff last year to PGA apprentice Chris Nicol of the Georgia Golf Center in Milton. Nicol finished this year’s tournament in sixth place.
Low amateur honors went to Martin who plays out of the Golf Club of Georgia. For his efforts, Nance earned the first place check of $2,200.
Rounding out the top five were Martin, PGA teaching professional professional Tim Weinhart of The Standard Club and PGA apprentice Chris Cartwright of West Pines Golf Course in Douglasville who all tied for 2nd place at two-under par 140. PGA Professional Rob French of the PGA Tour Superstore carded a two-day total of one-under par 141.