Jeff Knox's experience in years far outweighs Russell Henley's.
But during the weekend at the Georgia Amateur Championship, held July 10-13, Henley's course knowledge won out.
The University of Georgia golfer finished at 10-under-par to win at Idle Hour Club in Macon, his home course.
Henley finished the tournament with four rounds in the 60s. He beat defending champion and Bulldogs teammate Harris English, of Thomasville, by a stroke.
"If I didn't know a lot about this course, I don't think I would've come away with it," Henley told gsga.org. "Harris is a tough guy to beat. I've been trying to beat him since I was 11."
Knox, Augusta Prep's golf coach, fired the low round of the tournament in opening with a 64 and led by a stroke after two rounds. But he played the weekend in five-over-par to tie for fourth.
Lakeside golfer Brian Carter finished tied for 54th at 19-over. Evans resident Chris Waters finished in a tie for 61st at 20-over.
Knox led wire-to-wire in winning May's Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship in Eatonton. Entering the Amateur, he led the Georgia State Golf Association Player of the Year race by 125 points.
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