clear
Friday April 29th, 2016 10:39AM

Gainesville's Bishop tied for 12th at GSGA Amateur heading into final round

By staff reports
MACON -- Stan Gann, Jr., of Bonaire posted a 4-under-par 66 on Saturday and will begin the final round of the Georgia Amateur Championship with a three-stroke advantage. <br /> <br /> The 93rd playing of the annual state championship is taking place at Idle Hour Club.<br /> <br /> Gainesville's Jackson Bishop is tied for 12th after three rounds. Bishop fired rounds of 70, 72, and 71 for a 213 and is nine shots off the lead heading into Sunday's finale.<br /> <br /> Gainesville's Grant Lasseter also took part but did not make the cut after the second round.<br /> <br /> Gann began round three two strokes behind 36-hole leader Kelby Burton of Evans, and will begin the final round three strokes ahead of Burton. Gann's third round included birdies on five, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 18, and bogeys on four and 17, giving him the 66 on the day. His 54-hole total is 6-under-par 204 (71-67-66). Burton posted a 1-over-par 71 in round three with birdies on three and eight, and bogeys on seven, 15 and 17. His rounds of 70-66-71 give him a 3-under-par 207 total.<br /> <br /> Three players will begin the final round at 2-under-par 208, including Robert Mize of Columbus (69-72-67), Matt Mierzejewski of Suwanee (69-70-69) and 18-hole leader Trey Rule of Eatonton (65-74-69). Carter Collins of Statesboro, the associate head coach of Georgia Southern University's golf program, is 1-under-par 209 (70-69-70) and Brad Davis of Lawrenceville is even-par 210 (69-70-71). All other players are over-par.<br /> <br /> Two players posted the low score of the day of 66. The leader, Gann, and Sepp Straka of Valdosta, who has a 54-hole total of 1-over-par 211 (70-75-66).<br /> <br /> There are two former Georgia Amateur champions playing. David Noll, Jr., of Dalton won in 2003 at Pinetree Country Club and in 2011 at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta. Bill Brown III of Dublin earned his state championship in 2006 at Coosa Country Club in Rome. Noll enters the final round at 11-over-par 221 (72-76-73) and Brown is 9-over-par 219 (74-73-72).<br /> <br /> Idle Hour's reigning club champion, John Walker IV of Macon, is 5-over-par 215 (73-68-74). After 36-holes of play, 77 players made the cut at 8-over-par 148 and better. Of those players who advanced to the weekend, nine had 36-hole scores in red numbers. Of those nine, only Fisk scored in the 60's each of the first two rounds.<br /> <br /> The Georgia Amateur Championship is conducted by the Georgia State Golf Association and brings together 144 of the state's best male amateur golfers for the prestigious state title first won by 14-year-old Bobby Jones in 1916. Idle Hour Club is hosting this event for the record eighth time, and first since 2008. This week Idle Hour is playing to 6,727 yards and a par 70.<br /> <br /> The Championship format is 72 holes of stroke play over four days. After 36 holes of play, the field has been cut to the low 70 players and ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the leader.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 1 year ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 1 year ago )
Sports
Lanierland boys semifinals: Unbeatens Johnson, Red Elephants roll into finals
Both Gainesville and Johnson powered their way into the Lanierland Tournament finals on Monday. The two undefeated teams will meet Tuesday for the title at 8:30 p.m. at Chestatee.
10:01AM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland girls semifinals: GHS, Lady Falcons advance to finals <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Flowery Branch and Gainesville each took impressive wins Monday to advance to the Lanierland Tournament finals...
10:00AM ( 1 year ago )
Girls basketball: Lady Tigers advance to Pickens Holiday finals
The Dawson County girls basketball advanced to the finals of the Pickens Holiday Classic after an 81-54 win over Riverwood Monday.
11:48PM ( 1 year ago )
High School Sports
(VIDEO) Baseball: Red Elephants try to erase memories of 2015 finish, recent adversity as 2016 playoffs begin
Gainesville baseball coach Jeremy Kemp put it very succinctly earlier this week as the Red Elephants prepared to open the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Friday in a doubleheader against Alexander at Ivey-Watson Field...
3:06PM ( 4 hours from now )
Soccer playoffs: Northeast Georgia squads continue stellar start to postseason
While the first two days of the state soccer playoffs proved strong for northeast Georgia programs, Thursday was downright dominant. Eight area programs clinched second round berths during the night, including a pair of statement victories.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:20PM ( 1 hour from now )
Russell Fleeman scores Hartwell Limited Late Model win
Former asphalt Late Model champion Russell Fleeman showed again on Saturday night he knows his way around a dirt track.
10:00AM ( 39 minutes ago )
(VIDEO) Boys soccer: East Hall boys make statement in first round win
For about 20 minutes Thursday in East Hall’s first round Class AAA playoff matchup with Gordon Central, Leo Toledo and Sergio Turcios played a two-man game that no one else was allowed to participate in.
8:29AM ( 2 hours ago )
Carl Edwards looks for third straight Sprint Cup win
Carl Edwards has long advocated for NASCAR implementing a lower downforce aerodynamics package for it race cars.
By NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 2 hours ago )