Seth Reeves takes early lead at The Dogwood
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 25, 2014) -- Georgia Tech star Seth Reeves fired a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the 2014 Dogwood Invitational.
At Druid Hills Golf Club, Reeves, who tied for third last week at the prestigious Northeast Amateur, continued his stellar play with a round that featured seven birdies and an eagle three on the par-5 ninth hole.
Reeves enters Round 2 of the 72-hole event with a one-shot lead over Robert Mize and Zachary Healy, who both shot 6-under 66.
Mize plays his college golf at Columbus State while Healy is set to begin his career at the University of Georgia in the fall.
Eric Hallberg, the son of Champions Tour player Gary Hallberg, shot 5-under 67 and sits tied with four others, including Anders Albertson, a teammate of Reeves at Georgia Tech.
Eight more players are just one more shot back after Round 1, including J.T. Poston, Jimmy Beck and Davin White.
All told, there are 15 players within three shots of the lead and another eight just four shots back.
Michael Johnson, the defending champion, who went 28-under to win, shot 4-over 76 in Round 1.
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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