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Stackhouse wins Yamaha Georgia's Women's Open

From Staff Reports

Riverdale's Mariah Stackhouse became the youngest winner of the Yamaha Georgia Women's Open earlier this week with a sudden death victory in Newnan.

Stackhouse, who is one of the top amateur women's golfers in the state, shot a 71 en route to the title.

The high school student from Clayton County then defeated Jackie Szymoniak in a one-hole play.

Stackhouse is also the 2008 GSGA Player of the Year where she ended the reign of Laura Coble from Augusta who had won the award for the previous 10 years.

The Riverdale resident is a student at North Clayton High School.

Georgia Amateur: McDonough golfer David Womack and Clayton State's Wade Binfield are both expected to make the cut in the Georgia Amateur golf tournament.

That means the Southern Crescent golfers will be around for the final 36 holes at the Country Club of Columbus, site of this year's annual event.

Womack is 3-over-par after two rounds. The insurance salesman from McDonough, ended Thursday's first round at 2-over-par, and fired a one-over-par 73 on day No. 2 of the annual event.

His only birdie of the day came on the third hole, but he kept his score low with only two bogeys, the fifth and 13th holes.

Binfield, who was three over on Thursday, repeated the score on Friday and comes into the last two rounds of the tournament at 6-over-par.