ROSWELL — Accomplished playing and teaching PGA Professionals, Greg Lee and Jeff Frasier both from Watkinsville and both employed at Chicopee Woods Golf Course in Gainesville have successfully qualified to play in the Nationwide Tours South Georgia Classic which will be conducted April 23-26, 2009 at Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta.
Lee and Frasier shot 71 and 72 respectively in cold and snowy conditions last Tuesday in a Georgia PGA qualifier which was held at Orchard Hills in Newnan to earn their spots on the PGA Tours proving ground for up and coming professional golfers.
This will be Lees third consecutive year competing in a Nationwide Tour event as he has previously qualified for the Athens Regional Classic in Athens the past two years and will also compete in this years event which will be played at Jennings Mill Country Club April 16-19, 2009.
In recent years, Lee has been one of the top players in the Georgia Section notching major victories in the 2006 Georgia PGA Championship, the 2003 Atlanta Open, the 2007 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship, the 2002, 2003 & 2008 Georgia PGA Assistants Championship, and the 2004 Georgia PGA Professional National Championship qualifier.
Frasier will be competing in his second Nationwide Tour event, having played one while still a teenager in Florida back in the early 1990s.
This week Frasier will be competing on the Hooters Tour at the Georgia Sports Orthopedic Specialists Classic at Royal Lakes Country Club in Gainesville.
Elected to PGA membership in 1999, Frasier has taught golf at Chicopee Woods Golf Course since 2005.
Prior to that, he was a lead instructor with the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School at Reynolds Plantation for six years.
The appearance by Lee and Frasier in next weeks Nationwides South Georgia Classic marks the first time in the 18 year history of Chicopee Woods that two of there professionals will be compete on one of the PGA Tours at the same time.