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Suwanee's Wright wins amateur title

ALPHARETTA -- Suwanee resident Kendall Wright, a rising sophomore on Georgia's golf team, won the 81st Georgia Women's Golf Association Amateur Championship last week at White Columns Country Club.

Wright shot 72 and 70 in the first two rounds, before rallying with a final-round 67 that gave her a one-shot victory over defending champion Mariah Stackhouse and Margaret Shirley, her assistant coach with the Bulldogs.

Wright's father Thomas was her caddie in the tourney, witnessing firsthand as his daughter erased a six-shot deficit to Stackhouse and a two-shot margin to Shirley after two rounds.

"My dad worked great with me," said Wright, who plays out of Bear's Best Golf Club in Suwanee. "He was on my bag and kept me going slow. We looked at everything on the green.

"That makes this even more special. We worked really well together."

Two of Wright's Georgia teammates, Mill Creek grad Emilie Burger (sixth, 75-74-72) and Buford grad Abby Johnson (11th, 76-79-73), also finished high in the standings. Johnson tied for third in the Championship B Flight.

Jackie Rajek, a 2010 Collins Hill grad, tied for third in the third flight (78-83-78) while Dacula resident Deana Atkins won the sixth flight (92-82-81).

Lilburn's Moon second in AJGA tourney

Ted Moon of Lilburn placed second at last week's American Junior Golf Association Franklin Junior in Franklin, Tenn. He shot 69, 67 and 74 for his runner-up finish, finishing four shots back of Chandler Fischer of Nicholasville, Ky.

Georgia Club to host junior tourney

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will hold the Athens Junior Shootout for the second year in a row at The Georgia Club in Statham.

The event is planned for Aug. 28-29, but registration ends Aug. 19.

Junior golfers interested in the tourney can go to www.hjgt.org, call 904-379-2697 or e-mail to info@hjgt.org.