Rome, GA — Paul Claxton, PGA Life Member from Claxton captured the Yamaha Georgia Senior Open contested at Coosa Country Club in Rome. Claxton fired a second-round score of 2-under par 70, which added to his first-round score of 67 for a two-day total of 7-under par 137 and defeated Sonny Skinner by five strokes.
Claxton adds the 2020 Yamaha Georgia Senior Open title to his multitude of victories in Georgia PGA tournaments over the last four years. Introduced in 2016, the Super Senior Division honors were split by professionals Chuck Little, PGA and Bob Flanagan, both with scores of 2-over-par 146 for the championship.
Mike Combs of Roswell and Scotty Scott of Hoschton both finished at 1-over-par 145 to share Low Amateur honors. In the Super Senior Amateur Division, Frank Brown of Rome and Don Marsh of Johns Creek finished tied at 6-over par 150 to share the title.
The Yamaha Golf-Car Company has been a long-time supporter of the Georgia Section and serves as the title sponsor of the Atlanta Open and the Georgia Senior Open. Yamaha Golf-Car Company has based its North American headquarters in Newnan, located off I-85 in south metro Atlanta, since 1987. It has developed into one of the largest employers in Cobb County, with more than 1500 employees.
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.