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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Billy Abdow of Team Georgia during player registration for the 2019 PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental held at the Grayhawk Golf Club on October 10, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Hailey Garrett/PGA of America)

Gwinnett County will be represented well in the field at the Georgia State Golf Association’s 99th Georgia Amateur Championship, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Among the local entrants is the youngest player in the field, 14-year-old Billy Abdow of Duluth. He is joined by 2019 Atlanta Amateur Match Play champion Austin Mancilla of Sugar Hill, along with Larry Harris of Lilburn, Jackson Buchanan of Dacula, Stephen Kinsel of Sugar Hill and Peachtree Corners residents Andrew Campbell, David Ford, Maxwell Ford and Kenny Park.

The event will be played for the first time on the club’s Highlands course, which will play to a par 71 at 7,181 yards. Atlanta Athletic Club’s Riverside Course hosted the state amateur in 1995.

Marietta resident Jonathan Keppler, who won the 2019 title, isn’t in the field this year.

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