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Moseley man to beat at State Am

July 9, 2005

SAVANNAH, Ga.-- Jay Moseley of Bainbridge sunk a 15-foot birdie putt on 18 to shoot 69, break a three-way tie and take a one-stroke lead at six-under-par 207 going into the final round of the Georgia Amateur Championship, taking place at The Savannah Golf Club, July 7-10.  Moseley leads local players Doug Hanzel and Brian Harman, who shot 69 and 71 respectively to finish knotted at 208 after 54 holes.

Three players including 2003 Amateur Champion David Noll, Jr. of Dalton, Chris Hall of Marietta, and Brent Witcher of Duluth sit in fourth at 209.  Hall eagled 18 from 120 yards out to finish with a 68 and create the three-way tie.  Defending champion David Denham of Tifton is alone in seventh place, two strokes back at 211 after a third-round 70. 

Another Savannah product, Mark Silvers, shot 69 and currently holds eighth position at 212, while Savannah Golf Club member Danny Nelson is ninth after also shooting a third-round 69.

Jack Hall of Savannah and West Streib of Atlanta are tied for 10th at one-over 214.  Hall, who began the day in sixth place, fell with a three-over 74.  Streib, who began the Championship with an opening-round 81, has carded 67 and 66 the last two days to move up in the standings.

Moseley's round was a tale of two nines, as he made the turn at three over with bogeys on holes 4, 7 and 8, then birdied five holes on the back for his two-under 69.  He finished his round with birdie putts of 10, 10 and 15 feet on holes 16, 17 and 18.  His birdie putt on the final hole was in response to Harman's 30-footer for birdie to move into a three-way with Moseley and Hanzel for the lead.

"I just started making some good quality shots and the ball started going in the hole," Moseley said of his comeback.  "My putter really helped me on the back."

Harman staged a comeback of his own after finding himself four-over through his first three holes.  An errant tee shot on No. 1 resulted in a triple bogey, and he carded a six on the par-5 third hole to get into an early deficit.  He came back with birdies on 6, 11, 16 and 18 to finish at even-par 71 for the day.

"I put every ounce of my effort into coming back after that bad start,"
Harman said.  "Jay just got a step up on me with that putt on 18."

Hanzel, who began the day tied for fourth at three-under par, carded three birdies on the day with just one bogey.  All his birdies came on par-4s holes 7, 9 and 12.  His lone bogey-- just his second of the Championship -- came on the par-3 13th hole.  He also had two strong par saves on 10 and 18 to keep himself at the top of the leaderboard.

"This course is not about making birdies, it's about not making bogeys,"
Hanzel said, a statement he has exemplified this week with just two bogeys over 54 holes.

The final round gets underway Sunday at 8:00 a.m.  Harman, Moseley and Hanzel tee off as the final group from No. 1 at 10:00 a.m.

"I probably won't sleep a lot tonight, knowing I'll have a target on my
back," Moseley said of being the leader going into the final round.
"I'll just try to play aggressively smart."

The field was cut to the low 70 and ties after the second round, with the cut line falling at 10-over 152 and 74 players advancing to the weekend.  The par-71 layout at The Savannah Golf Club is playing to approximately 6,361 yards.


84th Annual Georgia Amateur Championship
The Savannah Golf Club
July 7-10, 2005

Third Round Results
Par 71

Place Player Name Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total Overall
1 Jay Moseley, Bainbridge 70 68 69 207 -6
T2 Brian Harman, Savannah 72 65 71 208 -5
T2 Douglas Hanzel, Savannah 71 68 69 208 -5
T4 Brent Witcher, Duluth 68 70 71 209 -4
T4 Chris Hall, Marietta 70 71 68 209 -4
T4 David Noll Jr., Dalton 71 68 70 209 -4
7 David Denham, Tifton 72 69 70 211 -2
8 Mark Silvers, Savannah 72 71 69 212 -1
9 Danny Nelson, Savannah 74 70 69 213 Even
T10 Jack Hall, Savannah 69 71 74 214 1
T10 West Streib, Atlanta 81 67 66 214 1
T12 Chase MacFarland, Savannah 74 74 67 215 2
T12 Chris Kirk, Woodstock 70 76 69 215 2
T12 Johnathan Shaw, Cartersville 74 67 74 215 2
T12 Toby Browne, Savannah 67 75 73 215 2
16 Jon David Kennedy, Hawkinsville 72 73 71 216 3
T17 Chris Smith, Alpharetta 74 69 74 217 4
T17 Derek Oakey, LaGrange 73 78 66 217 4
T17 Kris Shepherd, Evans 70 76 71 217 4
T17 Michael Green, Augusta 73 74 70 217 4
T21 Drew Bowen, Monroe 74 70 74 218 5
T21 Patrick Phillips, Athens 72 72 74 218 5
T21 Richie Taylor, Snellville 73 72 73 218 5
T24 Bill Brown, Dublin 72 72 75 219 6
T24 Casey Willis, Tifton 71 72 76 219 6
T24 Jack Larkin, Atlanta 75 74 70 219 6
T24 Jefferson Murray, Augusta 77 69 73 219 6
T24 Scott Pitts, Cornelia 75 72 72 219 6
T29 Brent Dorner, Albany 75 70 75 220 7
T29 Chris Nicol, Kennesaw 75 75 70 220 7
T29 Jared Purvis, Valdosta 74 75 71 220 7
T29 Keith Guest, Athens 73 78 69 220 7
T29 Scott Davenport, Marietta 75 70 75 220 7
T34 Brad Clark, Atlanta 76 72 73 221 8
T34 Jonathan Shiflet, Hartwell 77 73 71 221 8
T36 Hugh Morrison, Macon 75 73 74 222 9
T36 Jeff Knox, Augusta 74 76 72 222 9
T36 Joe Green, Duluth 79 73 70 222 9
T36 Michael Morrison, Atlanta 78 73 71 222 9
T36 Robert Andrews, Woodstock 74 75 73 222 9
T36 Wills Smith, Savannah 72 75 75 222 9
T42 Don Marsh, Alpharetta 73 76 74 223 10
T42 Greg Cottrell, Powder Springs 71 77 75 223 10
T42 Jarod Trammell, Jasper 72 77 74 223 10
T42 Nic Daugharty, Valdosta 70 78 75 223 10
T42 Seth Brandon, Dalton 78 72 73 223 10
T42 Taylor Crosby, Athens 72 75 76 223 10
T42 William Hamilton III, Calhoun 73 78 72 223 10
T49 Bill Bergin, Atlanta 72 77 75 224 11
T49 Josh Nelson, Atlanta 72 75 77 224 11
T49 Tevis Upton, Douglasville 75 74 75 224 11
T52 Chase Deck, Ringgold 78 74 73 225 12
T52 Steve Kelley, Columbus 76 71 78 225 12
T54 Chase Jones, Cartersville 74 78 74 226 13
T54 Larry Clark, Kennesaw 73 76 77 226 13
T54 Matt Hughes, Dalton 76 74 76 226 13
T54 Michael Morrow, Columbus 79 73 74 226 13
T54 Michael Schilling, Marietta 77 72 77 226 13
T54 Michael Standard, McDonough 74 75 77 226 13
T54 Randy Donahoo, Woodstock 77 72 77 226 13
T54 Wendell Akins, Statesboro 77 73 76 226 13
T62 Doug Stiles, Athens 75 75 77 227 14
T62 John Saari, Lilburn 75 77 75 227 14
T62 Kyle Collins, Milledgeville 79 71 77 227 14
T62 Robb Craddock, Atlanta 76 75 76 227 14
T66 Brad Dawson, Buford 76 75 77 228 15
T66 Brad Skinner, Black Creek 73 76 79 228 15
T66 Danny Daniels, Kingsland 74 77 77 228 15
T66 Stephan Gonzalez, Cumming 76 75 77 228 15
T66 Steven Meyer, McDonough 74 77 77 228 15
T71 Doug Wilson, Thomasville 73 77 80 230 17
T71 Scott Ferrell, Savannah 76 76 78 230 17
73 Danyel McKibben, Covington 80 72 82 234 21
74 Michael Salmon, Flowery Branch 79 72 84 235 22