Michigan State golfer James Piot wins Georgia Cup ahead of The Masters Tournament


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The Georgia Cup is an event that takes place annually before The Masters Tournament and pits the reigning American and British amateur golf champions against each other. That event took place over the weekend, and Michigan State golfer James Piot took home the win.

Piot was up against British Amatuer Champion Laird Shepard and one with a one-stroke victory.

Established at The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998, The Georgia Cup is an 18-hole charity match that annually brings together the reigning United States and British Amateur Champions in advance of the Masters. Georgia Tech player Matt Kuchar won the 1997 United States Amateur Championship and in the Spring of 1998 a new tradition was born, with the Georgia Cup hosted at The Golf Club of Georgia. Kuchar defeated Craig Watson in 1998 to win the first Georgia Cup match. This tradition continues today with a reception following play before the Amateurs head to Augusta to compete in the Masters Tournament.

The Georgia Cup presents a special opportunity for galleries attending at The Golf Club of Georgia. Entry is complimentary as spectators are invited to spend the day with the two finest amateur golfers in the world. In the spirit and intimacy of the Walker Cup matches, fans can walk with the players, unhindered by gallery ropes and able to enjoy a unique perspective. Over the years, The Georgia Cup has grown from an intimate Club event to a unique amateur championship known on both sides of the Atlantic.



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