Johnson grabs Dogwood lead
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ATLANTA, Ga. (June 28, 2013) -- After a 40 minute weather delay at Druid Hill Golf Club on Friday, it was Michael Johnson staying focused and taking the 54-hole lead at The Dogwood Invitational.
Johnson, a junior at Auburn, shot an 8-under 64 during the third round to take a three-shot lead over second-round leader Ollie Schniederjans. Johnson sits at 20-under 196.
In third place is Davin White of Georgia State at 14 under and Junior Ben Griffin is at 13 under. On Thursday, Griffin shot a tournament-record 11-under 61 to take the first-round lead. Rounding out the top five are Sam Daley and Michael Garretson at 12 under.
The field was cut to the top 40 and ties Friday afternoon. 46 players that shot 2-under 214 made the cut.
The final round will have a split tees on Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
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
eight Georgia State Amateur Championships over the
years, and the 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 five
to eight open spots prior to the tournament start. A
Senior Division was added in 2005.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 final round. Players are required to walk
during tournament play and may carry their golf bag
themselves or take a caddie. 8-spot Qualifier is held
Monday of tournament week, prior to the event.
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