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Ben Kohles wins Dogwood Invitational

The Dogwood Invitational
published 30 Jun 2012

see also: The Dogwood Invitational and Ben Kohles's rankings profile


Ben Kohles
ATLANTA, Ga., (June 30, 2012)-- The Dogwood Invitational came down to the final shots to determine the 2012 champion. Ben Kohles, a University of Virginia graduate, finished the final round at 17 under with a score of 67 securing his title as champion of the 46th annual Dogwood Invitational by 2 shots.

In second was Michael Kim, a student at the University of California who fired a 68 on the final day, but was one shot short of Kohles. Third place went to University of Virginia graduate Bruce Woodall, who had started the day in first place, falling behind the torrid pace with a 71. Both Michael Kim and Bruce Woodall finished the final round 15 under.

Local standouts, and crowd favorites, including returning players Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson and Oliver Schniederjans and University of Georgia’s T.J. Mitchell as well as recent Sunnehanna Amateur champion Bobby Wyatt, made a good showing, falling just short of the eventual champion. The low round for the day, 67, was shot by Joey Garber and Oliver Schniederjans, tying for 6th.

“It’s been another great week of exciting amateur play here at Druid Hills,” said Edward Toledano – chairman of the Dogwood Invitational. “With a talented field full of aspiring PGA- professionals, it’s exciting to watch sensational golf on our home course and know that we are not only enjoying the best of golf, but we are also sending our 25th Reynolds scholar to Clemson. The Dogwood thrives because it’s the best of everything: volunteerism, competition, philanthropy, values and America’s greatest game – golf.”

Under intense heat, to add to the intense pressure of the finalist field, the top 40 teed off in a double tee start at the first and tenth holes; enabling play to complete the 18-hole final round before the afternoon temperature high. The top 10 players were as follows:

The Dogwood Invitational: Top Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in
Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
1 NC Ben Kohles, Cary, NC 70-69-65-67--271
T2 CA Michael Kim, Del Mar, CA 69-69-67-68--273
T2 NC Bruce Woodall, Yanceyville, NC 69-64-69-71--273
4 AL Bobby Wyatt, Mobile, AL 69-69-68-68--274
5 FL M.J. Maguire, St. Petersburg, FL 66-68-69-73--276
T6 MI Joey Garber, MI 72-72-66-67--277
T6 GA Oliver Schniederjans, Powder Springs, GA 67-70-73-67--277
T8 GA Carlton Forrester, Atlanta, GA 67-72-68-72--279
T8 FL Daniel Berger, Jupiter, FL 73-67-69-70--279
10 GA T.J. Mitchell, Albany, GA 68-73-69-71--281
T11 AL Michael Johnson, Mobile, AL 73-73-68-68--282
T11 MA Richard Werenski, South Hadley, MA 73-71-67-71--282
T13 TX Paul McConnell, Garland, TX 76-69-68-70--283
T13 GA Billy Kennerly, Alpharetta, GA 69-71-71-72--283
T15 GA Brian Carter, Augusta, GA 73-73-68-70--284
T15 GA Sepp Straka, Valdosta, GA 75-74-67-68--284
T15 GA Michael Morrison, Roswell, GA 73-65-71-75--284
T15 FL Curtis Thompson, Coral Springs, FL 72-68-66-78--284
T19 TX Riley Pumphrey, Georgetown, TX 73-65-73-74--285
T19 AL Smylie Kaufman, Birmingham, AL 72-72-72-69--285
T19 FL Brant Peaper, Tequesta, FL 75-74-67-69--285
T22 Australia Ryan McCarthy, Australia 72-72-70-72--286
T22 AL Tom Lovelady, Birmingham, AL 73-70-72-71--286
T22 OK Abraham Ancer, OK 74-72-70-70--286
T22 CO Michael Schoolcraft, Englewood, CO 75-72-69-70--286
T22 GA Ted Moon, GA 73-72-73-68--286
T27 Canada Garrett Rank, Canada 73-69-72-73--287
T27 GA Anders Albertson, Woodstock, GA 76-68-70-73--287
T27 Australia Matthew Stieger, Australia 74-67-72-74--287
T27 GA Dykes Harbin, Augusta, GA 74-71-71-71--287
T27 GA Stewart Jolly, GA 75-72-71-69--287
T32 LA Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, LA 72-68-71-77--288
T32 Costa Rica Carlos Ortiz, Costa Rica 75-74-67-72--288
T34 GA Lee Knox, Augusta, GA 71-72-71-75--289
T34 AL Will McCurdy, Ft. Payne, AL 73-71-69-76--289
T34 GA Taylor Martin, GA 73-69-73-74--289
T34 Mexico Juan Carlos Benitez, Mexico 72-74-70-73--289
T38 GA Scott Wolfes, St. Simons Island, GA 68-74-75-73--290
T38 OK Will Kropp, Edmond, OK 76-71-71-72--290
T38 Australia Dimitrios Papadatos, Australia 73-72-73-72--290

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