Written by Chris Kessler
Valdosta State alum Brent Witcher is beginning to making a name for himself in ranks of professional golf.
The former Blazer will be competing in the South Georgia Classic this week.
Witcher will return to the South Georgia Classic for the fourth time.
In last year’s Classic, Witcher was able to make the cut for the first time, after missing out in his first two attempts in 2009 and 2010.
Witcher would go on to finish at -4, tied for 30th, earning him $3,812.
The 27-year old Atlanta resident was able to qualify this year with a single-round of 66 at the Doublegate Country Club in Albany.
Witcher, a former All-American at VSU, recently won his first professional tournament, on the eGolf Tour in February.
Witcher won shooting 66-67-72-205 for the rounds.
Along with his first career tournament victory, Witcher pocketed a cozy $15,000 first place prize.
A notable name in this year’s field is the infamous John Daly, who recently tweeted he would be competing.
The South Georgia Classic is the longest course on the Web.com tour at 7,781 yards. Last year’s winner, Luke List, earned a first place prize of $112,500.
The event starts today, and is being held at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club here in Valdosta.