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South Georgia Classic a Success

April 16, 2007

Valdosta -- The first-ever PGA Nationwide Tour event at Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta was a rousing success, with Atlanta native John Kimbell earning a one-shot victory.

Kimbell battled 35-miles-per-hour winds on the final day of the South Georgia Classic to fire a three-under-par-69, and was the only player in the field under 70.

Kimbell is very familiar with the 7,781 yard course, after winning his third NGA Hooters tour event at Kinderlou last fall.

The ultimate goal at Kinderlou Forest is to host a PGA tournament event, and tournament director Stan Fillion says first-ever South Georgia Classic earned great reviews.

"We've had several comments from players who have just raved about Kinderlou," says Fillion. "The PGA Tour is very pleased with the lay-out, so we're very excited with how it's been happening."

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