U.S. Am, British Am champs to tee it up at Georgia Cup

Steven Fox holds the Havemeyer Trophy after deafeating Michael Weaver on the 37th hole of the 112th U. S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

The 16th annual Georgia Cup tees off Thursday at the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. The event is an 18-hole match between the reigning U.S. Amateur and British Amateur champions in advance of their appearances at the Masters.

U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and Alan Dunbar, the 2012 British Amateur winner, will face each other in this year's Georgia Cup. Sharing the stage with the two golfers will be Hall of Famer Billy Casper, who will serve as the honorary captain.

The two players are tied for 13th in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Rankings.

Last year, 2011 British Amateur champion Bryden Macpherson knocked off U.S. Amateur winner Kelly Kraft to break a streak of victories for the U.S. Amateur winners.

Many big names have participated in The Georgia Cup, including Sergio Garcia, Ryan Moore, Ricky Barnes, Edoardo Mollinari, Matteo Manassero, Peter Uihlein and Matt Kuchar, the inaugural winner of the event.

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