Ollie Schniederjans grabs lead at Dogwood
(Tracy Wilcox / Golfweek)
(Tracy Wilcox / Golfweek)

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 27, 2013) – Ollie Schniederjans shook off a sluggish start Thursday to claim the halfway lead in the Dogwood Invitational.

Schniederjans, a junior at Georgia Tech, struggled to a 1-over start through six holes at Druid Hills Golf Club before playing the final 12 holes in 4 under to shoot 69. Schniederjans, of Powder Springs, Ga., stands at 12-under 132. He leads Michael Johnson (69), a junior at Auburn, by one stroke.

Tom Loveland (69), Davin White (70) and Benjamin Griffin (73) share third place at 134.

Griffin, a high school senior and two-time state champion from Chapel Hill, N.C., failed to match the form of the opening day, when he set the Druid Hills course record with a bogeyfree 11-under 61. Griffin, who has committed to North Carolina, played a rocky round that included a triple bogey, three bogeys and five birdies.

Sixteen players are within seven shots of the lead, and 47 are at par or better. The third round begins Friday morning, with final-round play Saturday.

Results For The Dogwood Invitational 2018 Golf Tournament
1ALMichael JohnsonBirmingham, AL100064-69-63-64--260
2GAOliver SchniederjansPowder Springs, GA70063-69-67-68--267
3CanadaBen GriffinCanada50061-73-69-69--272
4GADavin WhiteAtlanta, GA50064-70-68-71--273
T5COWyndham ClarkGreenwood Village, CO50072-71-65-66--274

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ABOUT THE The Dogwood Invitational

The first Dogwood Invitational, held in April 1941, validated Druid Hills Golf Club as a challenging venue for amateur golf tournaments. The Club has hosted over 94 total Championships over the years, and the Dogwood tournament continues as a staple on the major amateur golf circuit. The Dogwood was discontinued in 1973 and did not return until 1994 when a new tournament format was introduced. The new format included entrance into the tournament by invitation only and added an 18-hole qualifier for eight open playing spots.

Participation in The Dogwood Invitational is by Invitation from the Dogwood Tournament Committee. The tournament is 72 holes of stroke play with a 54 hole cut to low 40 and ties for the final round. Entry fee is $325.00 US.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and travelling companions are not provided housing.

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