ATLANTA, GA — Amateur, Jack Larkin from Atlanta comes from behind to claim the Yamaha Georgia Senior Open title presented by Wilson Golf. The 40th playing of the tournament took place at Sea Palms Resort in St. Simons Island this week. After recording a 3-under par 68 in round one, Larkin sat in fourth place trailing the 2022 U.S. Senior Runner-Up, Doug Hanzel of Savannah, by three. Larkin fired a second-round score of 4-under par 67 to finish at 7-under par 135 to defeat Assistant PGA Professional Richard Rebne from The Farm Golf Club, by one. Hanzel carded a 1-over par 72 in his final round to finish in solo third at 5-under par 137. Rebne received low professional honors and for his efforts earned $2,250.
The 2020 and 2021 champion, PGA Life Member, Paul Claxton, finished tied for eighth, with rounds of 72-68, 2-under 140.
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 Kennesaw, located off I-75 in north-metro Atlanta, since 1987. It has developed into one of the largest employers with more than 1500 employees.
Since 1914, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Wilson Golf irons have won 62 Major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 850 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.