As of Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ROSWELL — Defending champion Jonathan Fricke of Covington shot a final round 3-under-69 for a tournament total of 11-under to win the 60th annual Tilted Kilt Georgia Open on Thursday at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton.
The affable Fricke is the first player to win consecutive titles since Dicky Thompson in 1998-99 at Jekyll Island. He played rock-solid golf throughout the week finishing with 16 birdies and was tied for first in that catergory. For his efforts Fricke earned the first place check of $7,500.
Fricke won by a commanding seven shots over mini-tour professionals Brent Witcher and Jordan Mitchell, both from Atlanta, and Chris Wolfe of Warner Robins. Eddie Lee of Duluth finished in a tie for fifth place along with Kyle Scott of Decatur at 3-under.
Fricke began the day with a three shot lead and after birdies on the second and fourth hole he extended it to five shots and was never really in any danger of losing the lead.
Tyler Mitchell of Chatsworth carded a tournament total 6-over par 294 to capture the low amateur honors by a single shot over John Hopper of Eatonton. Hopper was the low amateur in 2012.