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Denham wins 2017 GSGA Mid-Am title at Cartersville Country Club

David Denham of Athens shot three rounds in the 60s at Cartersville Country Club this weekend to capture the Georgia State Golf Association's 2017 Mid-Amateur Championship.

Denham shot 67-66-69 for a 14-under-par 202 total to win by two shots over Dalton's David Noll, Jr.

Noll was the only other player in the field to shoot three rounds in the 60s. He shot 67-69-68 on the 7,006-yard championship layout to finish 12-under-par at 204.

Embry Vance of Dalton placed third at 207 (73-64-70) and opening round leader Jon Kennedy of Macon finished fourth at 6-under-par (66-73-71).

The champion Denham, played collegiately at the University of Georgia and was a member of the 2005 Bulldogs' national championship team. He won the Georgia Amateur Championship in 2004.

The 54-hole tournament was the fifth GSGA Championship hosted by Cartersville Country Club.

A total of 370 players entered this year's Mid-Amateur Championship and there were seven, 18-hole qualifiers held statewide in April and May. 144 players qualified for the tournament-proper at Cartersville Country Club.

Twenty-nine exempt players competed at Cartersville based on other GSGA events. The remaining 115 spots were filled at the qualifiers.

Entries were open to male amateur golfers who are a GSGA member and age 25 or older as of May 19, 2017.

There were seven, 18-hole qualifiers statewide in April and May

Local notables and their results included:

T7 -- Cres Dodd, Calhoun -- 1-under -- 67-75-71 T29 -- Chad Branton, Cartersville -- 3-over -- 69-75-75

T29 -- Tevis Upton, Acworth -- 3-over -- 72-71-76

T33 -- Chase Jones -- 4-over -- 70-75-75

T33 -- Rob VanGorder, Jr. -- 4-over -- 71-73-76

T43 -- Justin Johnson -- 7-over -- 75-74-74

T43 -- Bill Faith -- 7-over -- 77-71-75

PHOTOS: Clockwise from top left -- Chase Jones, Chad Branton, David Noll, Jr., Scott Davenport, Bill Faith, Tevis Upton

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