British Am champ Garrick Porteous wins Georgia Cup over Fitzpatrick

By
Associated Press

Series: Other Tour

Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | 7:29 p.m.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous defeated U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick to win the Georgia Cup on Wednesday. 
 
In the first match-up of two England-born players in the event's 17-year history, Porteous won four straight holes on the front nine that led to his 3-and-2 victory on the Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia. 
 
The Georgia Cup began in 1998 as a match between the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur champions the week before they play in the Masters. 
 
Fitzpatrick built a 2-up lead through three holes, only for Porteous to make three birdies and a par to seize control. Fitzpatrick holed out for eagle from 116 yards on the par-4 15th hole to extend the match. Porteous won on the next hole after both made bogey.