April 1, 2014
As the 2014 Masters fast approaches, former Tennessee golfer Garrick Porteous will have one final tune up before hitting the Augusta National course.
Porteous, the 2013 British Amateur Champion, will face off against Matt Fitzpatrick in the 2014 Georgia Cup on April 1-2.
The Georgia Cup is one of the most unique amateur golf events in America. Taking place in Alpharetta, Ga., this 18-hole match-play championship between the reigning United States and British Amateur Champions is played the week before the Masters on The Golf Club of Georgia's award-winning Lakeside Course.
Fitzpatrick defeated Tennessee sophomore Oliver Goss to win the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. By finishing runner-up at the U.S. Amateur, Goss earned an invitation to the 2014 Masters.
Although historical information is incomplete, it is believed that Goss and Porteous will be the first amateur duo to compete in the Masters from the same university.
The Georgia Cup debuted in 1998. The Amateur Champions often spend the week at The Golf Club of Georgia with their families preparing for the first major tournament of the men's professional season... The Masters.
The Georgia Cup benefits The GSGA Foundation and the Folds of Honor Foundation.