ATLANTA GA — Amateur Josh Edgar, a recent Georgia State University graduate carded a competitive course record final round of 12-under par 60 for a two-day total of 16-under par 128 to win the 12th Annual The Championship at Berkeley Hills. Edgar found himself standing on the drivable par-4 18th playing at 305 yards with the opportunity to eagle the hole and shoot 59. He settled for birdie and an 8-under 28 on the closing nine to win the Championship by five strokes over PGA Professional Paul Claxton of Claxton.
Claxton played phenomenal golf for 36-holes but ran into the buzz saw of Edgar on the back nine. Claxton held a 3-shot lead on the 11th tee in the final round only to watch Edgar finish 8-under on his final 8 holes for the victory. PGA assistant golf professional Jin Chung of Chateau Elan Golf Club finished in third at 6-under 138.
A special thank you to PGA General Manager Shawn McKinnon, golf course superintendent Chris Purvis, and all of the members and staff at Berkeley Hills Country Club for their hospitality.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 890 PGA professionals working at over 265 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 35 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.