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Bulldogs' Macpherson Wins British Amateur Title

Bulldogs' Macpherson Wins British Amateur Title

SOUTHPORT, England -- Georgia golfer Bryden Macpherson won the 116th British Amateur Championship on Saturday, earning spots in this year's British Open and next year's Masters in the process.

Macpherson defeated Scotland's Michael Stewart 3&2 in the final match, joining Doug Bachli (1954) as the only Australians to win the British Amateur.

The 2011 Open Championship will take place July 14-17 at Royal St. George's. The 2012 Masters will be held April 5-8 at Augusta National.

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

$45 for 5 Drop-In Enrichment Classes at Bean Work Play Café (40% off)

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Georgia's Zach Cone Drafted By Texas As First Round Sandwich Pick

Georgia's Zach Cone Drafted By Texas As First Round Sandwich Pick

DES MOINES, IOWA. -- University of Georgia junior outfielder Zach Cone was selected by the Texas Rangers with the 37th overall pick of the Major League Baseball Draft Sunday.

"It was exciting to get the news on the plane, and it's a great opportunity," said Cone. "I'm sure I'll be talking with them in the next couple of days."

The Bulldogs are en route back to Athens after reaching the NCAA Corvallis Regional final on the campus of Oregon State. Cone learned he had been drafted while on a plane in Des Moines, Iowa. The team left Eugene, Oregon Sunday afternoon and made a stop in Iowa before heading to Atlanta and ultimately returning to Athens.

Silva Zamora Tabbed Golfweek Player Of The Year

Silva Zamora Tabbed Golfweek Player Of The Year

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora can now be called the consensus National Player of the Year. On Monday, the junior from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, nabbed Golfweek's recognition as the top player in the country for the 2010-11 season, the third different body to name her as such.

Silva Zamora was selected as National Player of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association on May 21, just hours after she finished fourth at the NCAA Championships. She was named the Honda Award winner for women's golf last Wednesday.

No. 16 OSU Edges Georgia 6-4 To Win NCAA Corvallis Regional

No. 16 OSU Edges Georgia 6-4 To Win NCAA Corvallis Regional

CORVALLIS, ORE. -- The 16th-ranked Oregon State Beavers posted a 6-4  win over Georgia Sunday to capture the NCAA Corvallis Regional in front of 3,032 at Goss Stadium.

Georgia Golfers Fall To ASU In NCAA Finals, 3-2

Georgia Golfers Fall To ASU In NCAA Finals, 3-2

STILLWATER, Okla. -- The Georgia men's golf team's quest for a national title came up short on Sunday as Augusta State defeated the Bulldogs 3-2 in the finals of the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Course.

The Bulldogs got victories from senior Russell Henley and sophomore Bryden Macpherson, each of whom went 3-0 in match play at the NCAAs, but were unable to garner a third decision.

"The guys fought hard and they never gave up," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "It was a pretty tight match all the way around. I'm proud of these guys. They represented us well. The represented the 'G' and everybody should be really proud of them."