The tournament, which ends on Saturday, takes place at the Golf National and the Golf de Saint-Nom-L-Bretèche in Paris.
Three advance to US Senior Am quarterfinals
Three Georgians advanced to the match-play portion of the 67th U.S. Senior Amateur and three advanced to the quarter-finals of the championship, which ends Thursday at the Kittansett Club in Marion, Mass.
Alpharetta’s Bob Royak, the 2019 national champion, led the group placing fourth with rounds of 69-73. Others who moved on were Rusty Strawn of McDonough, 2013 champion Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Danny Nelson of Savannah, Jack Larkin Sr. of Atlanta, Billy Mitchell of Roswell and Tom Lape of Atlanta, who survived to a 14-to-5 playoff. 1999 Georgia amateur champion Rick Cloninger, who now lives in South Carolina, also made progress.
In the round of 16, Royak beat Matt Sughrue of Virginia 3 and 2, Strawn knocked out Paul Simson of North Carolina in 19 holes, and Hanzel beat Sean Knapp of Pennsylvania 1 place. Mitchell and Larkin were knocked out in the second round. Nelson, Lape and Cloninger were beaten in the first round.
Former Bulldog wins on Epson Tour
Former Georgia All-American Jillian Hollis won the Epson Tour Circling Raven Championship in Worley, Idaho. She shot a final round 64, won by two shots and set a tournament scoring record at 18-under 198.
Hollis twice won the Epson Tour in 2019 and earned promotion to the LPGA Tour, but was unable to keep his card. This year it is No. 8 on the awards list, with the top 10 automatically getting their LPGA card for 2023.
“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Hollis said. “I would be lying if I said that was not the case. I wasn’t having fun on tour, so at the beginning of this year I said I wasn’t going to do that anymore. I’m changing my life a bit and changing my attitude. My goal this year was to be healthy and have fun. I put so much pressure on myself the last two years and then I got injured for most of 2021. To come full circle, that’s really cool.
Jaeger will represent McLemore
The McLemore Club of Rising Fawn has signed Stephan Jaeger to represent the club on the PGA Tour. Jaeger, born in Germany, played high school golf at nearby Baylor School in Chattanooga, became All-American in Tennessee-Chattanooga, had six Korn Ferry Tour wins and was player of the year of this tour for 2020-21.
Jaeger had two solid results near the end of the season – a T-6 at the Wells Fargo Championship and a fifth at the Rocket Mortgage Classic – to move up to 94th in the Fed Ex Cup standings and retain his exemption for 2023.
The Senior Golfers’ Association launches its annual tournament
The Atlanta Senior Golfers’ Association will begin its annual championship tournament Sunday at Browns Mill Golf Course. There are nine dates through September 22, and members must play a minimum of four rounds to qualify.
The SGAA has 230 active members who are eligible to participate in numerous 18-hole events each week. Tournaments are held throughout the Atlanta area.
Since January 2021, members of the organization have played over 7,300 games. Established in 1956, the group is one of the oldest senior golf organizations in the country. Dave Mueller is the president of the organization.
The SGAA will hold its guest-member tournament September 25-28 at the Sea Palm Resort on St. Simons Island.