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Fricke wins Georgia Open
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Newton's Jonathan Fricke won the Georgia PGA Georgia Open at The Legends at Chateau Elan this weekend.

Fricke shot a 5-under 283, besting Matt Nagy by one stroke.

Fricke opened up the event with a 2-under 70, before shooting his only over-par round of the tournament, a 73.

Rounding out the tournament, Fricke returned to the form of round one, shooting a 70, followed by another 2-under par in the weekend's final round.

In round one, Fricke shot par on the first two holes before bogeying on the third.

He then made up for it with back-to-back birdies on holes four and five.

Fricke added two more birdies in the first round, on holes nine and 16.

During his second round 1-over-par performance, Fricke bogeyed on four holes, No's six, 11, 15 and 16, with his best shot coming on No. 14. It was his only eagle of the tournament, coming in the third round on par-5 14.

Fricke finished his weekend with five birdies, making his first of the tournament on holes six and 11 and 15. He made his second birdie of the weekend on the ninth hole and his third on 16.

Fricke, whose father and stepmother moved near the Covington square when he was around 4 years old, tied for second in a recent U.S. Open local qualifier held at Summer Grove Golf Club in Newnan in July.

Fricke spent two years on the Nationwide Tour, where the top 25 money earners earn a PGA Tour card, and for the last three years has been working through the country at various tournaments continuing to try to find a way into the country's biggest events. Fricke competed on the course throughout his life, including at South Gwinnett High while living with his mother in Snellville.

From there he ended up at Georgia State, finishing in 2004.