There was a lot of uncertainty for Dalton golfer David Noll Jr. heading into the Georgia Amateur Championship at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons.
There were questions about how he would hold up physically playing competitively for the first time in months on a course he had never played before. Despite those uncertainties, Noll overcame a shaky start and finished with a bang, scoring what tied for the tournament’s low-round on the final day with a 6-under-par 64 — a mark he shared with Dalton State College junior golfer Sean Elliott. With that final day, Noll finished the four-round tournament at 1-over and tied for 17th.
Meanwhile, Elliott’s final round put him in a tie for the lead and forced a playoff with Dru Love of Sea Island and Greyson Sigg of Augusta. Love eventually won on the fifth playoff hole to claim the championship.
Despite not being among those battling for the title at the end, Noll was still satisfied with his return to competitive golf.
“Obviously the final finish isn’t what I was hoping for, but I really played well all week,” Noll said. “I went down there a little leery of how things would go. But the amount of ...