Brown ties record, doesn’t look back on way to second Milton Martin Honda Classic title

Kentucky’s Winings, Auburn’s Kizzire finish 3 back. Brown grabs early Utah Championship exemption lead with win.


GAINESVILLE, GA June 9, 2014 – There’s no place like home and apparently for Brandon Brown, one of the NGA Tour all-time career earnings and wins leaders, Gainesville Georgia reminds him an awful lot of his hometown Shelbyville, Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky alum tied the course record 62 in the opening round of the 2014 Milton Martin Honda Classic and finished the four day event at 20 under par for his eighth career NGA Tour Pro Series win and second in Gainesville, with his first coming in 2011.

Brandon Brown 2014 Milton Martin Honda Classic Champion

Brandon Brown 2014 Milton Martin Honda Classic Champion

“This is definitely a nice place to come to,” stated the two-time NGA Tour Money Title Winner and 2012 NGA Tour Player of the Year, “Gainesville reminds me of my hometown and it kind of feels like home.”

Brown played his opening round as if he were raised on the championship Chattahoochee design, eagling two out of the next three holes following his only bogey of the round on hole 14. Brown followed his record tying round with an impressive 7 under par 65 the second day giving him a commanding lead heading into the weekend. And while he entered Sunday’s final round with a four stroke no one was able to get closer than three shots as Brown closed out the win.

UK alum Andy Winings fired a final round 69 to move from third into a tie for 2nd with Auburn alum Patton Kizzire who shot a final 67 to move up from 4th. Delaware alum Justin Martinson, who was in solo 2nd heading into the final round, shot an even par 72 and fell to 6th. New Mexico alum James Erkenbeck and College of Charleston alum Paul Borwn finished T4. Former LSU star Ken Looper made the biggest jump of the day, moving from 26th into the money line at T12 after a final round 66, tying Erkenbeck for low round on the day.

Brown earned $10,000 for the win and also takes the lead for the NGA Tour’s exemption into the Tour Utah Championship. The Milton Martin Honda Classic is the first of two stops, along with the NGA Tour Cutter Creek Classic as the other, to determine the NGA exemption winner. This is the third consecutive year the NGA Tour has been awarded an exemption into the Utah Championship. Kizzire and Winings each earned $4500 for their T2 finish, leaving them in prime position to challenge Brown at the NGA Tour’s next event, the Cutter Creek Classic.

The NGA Tour would like to thank Club Manager Rodger Hogan and the entire Chattahoochee Country Club staff, membership, and volunteers for conducting one of the top annual events on the NGA Tour schedule. The tour resumes play June 16th at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C. for the tour’s annual Cutter Creek Classic where the NGA Tour exemption into the Utah Championship will be determined. Spectators are welcome and, as always, admission is free to the public.


To learn more about the NGATour or the National Golf Association please visit or call 800-992-8748.


For full 2014 Milton Martin Honda Classic results please visit:


1Brandon Brown62657071268-20$10,000.00
2Patton Kizzire66687067271-17$4,500.00
2Andy Winings71666569271-17$4,500.00
4James Erkenbeck70706666272-16$2,975.00
4Paul Brown68706767272-16$2,975.00
6Justin Martinson66706572273-15$2,250.00
7J.C. Horne68697068275-13$1,900.00
7Brian Richey66697070275-13$1,900.00
9Blake Palmer69697068276-12$1,650.00
10Major Manning70687069277-11$1,575.00
11James White Jr66687470278-10$1,501.00
12Daniel Stanley71707068279-9$1,331.00
12Ken Looper71736966279-9$1,331.00
12Chase Carroll68717070279-9$1,331.00
12Matthew Atkins66707370279-9$1,331.00


Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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