The Georgia Cup – 2015 Preview & Results

UPDATE – Gunn Yang today beat Bradley Neil 3&2 in the 2015 Georgia Cup. Well done Gunn !

Gunn Yang GC3

Gunn Yang – Winner of The 2015 Georgia Cup

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31st March 2015

The Georgia Cup is a charity challenge match played the week before The Masters between the reigning United States (US) Amateur Champion and British Amateur Champion.

Garrick Porteus GC1

Garrick Porteous – 2013 Amateur Champion & Winner of The 2014 Georgia Cup

It was established by The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998 and is played on either their Lakeside (L) or Creekside (C) Courses in Alpharetta, GA.

The 2015 and 18th match will tee-off today at 1.00pm local time on the Lakeside Course and will be played between South Korea’s Gunn Yang and Scotland’s Bradley Neil, respectively the 2014 US and British Amateur Champions.

Gunn Yang GC2

Gunn Yang – 2014 US Amateur Champion

Both contestants always move on to nearby Augusta to prepare for and take up their Masters invitations after the match.

The Amateur Championship 2014 - Day Seven

Bradley Neil – 2014 Amateur Champion

The British Amateur Champions lead their US counterparts 9 – 8 in the series, helped in no small part by victories in the last three matches.

The previous results are shown below (with the Amateur titles won shown in brackets)

1998 (L) – Matt Kuchar (US) def. Craig Watson (British) – 3 & 1
1999 (L) – Sergio Garcia (British) def. Hank Kuehne (US) – 5 & 4
2000 (L) – David Gossett (US) def. Graeme Storm (British) – 3 & 2
2001 (C) – Mikko Ilonen (British) def. Jeff Quinney (US) – 6 & 4
2002 (C) – Michael Hoey (British) def. Bubba Dickerson (US) – 4 & 2
2003 (L) – Ricky Barnes (US) def. Alejandro Larrazabal (British) – 4 & 2
2004 (C) – Gary Wolstenholme (British) def. Nick Flanagan (US) – 4 & 2
2005 (C) – Ryan Moore (US) def. Stuart Wilson (British) – 2 & 1
2006 (L) – Brian McElhinney (British) def. Edoardo Molinari (US) – 3 & 2
2007 (L) – Richie Ramsay (US) def. Julien Guerrier (British) – 2 & 1
2008 (L) – Colt Knost (US) def. Drew Weaver (British) – 2 & 1
2009 (L) – Danny Lee (US) def. Reinier Saxton (British) – 2&1
2010 (L) – Matteo Manassero (British) def. Byeong-hun An (US) – 5&4
2011 (L) – Peter Uihlein (US) def. Jin Jeong (British) – 4&2
2012 (L) – Brydon Macpherson (British) def. Kelly Kraft (US) – 2&1
2013 (L) – Alan Dunbar (British) def. Steven Fox (US) – 1Up
2014 (L) – Garrick Porteus (British) def. Matthew Fitzpatrick (US) – 3&2

ME.

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