Dogwood Invitational: Seabolt, White surge into lead
By Jack Persons
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 26, 2014) -- Both Zach Seabolt and Davin White vaulted past first-round leader Seth Reeves on Thursday to tie for the lead at the Dogwood Invitational.
Seabolt and White are both at 11-under 133 after two rounds of play at Druid Hills Golf Club.
Seabolt, a rising sophomore at Winthrop University, followed up his first-round 70 by carding 10 birdies and one bogey on his way to a eye-popping 63. The round included a back-nine 30 which included only three pars and a birdie streak that lasted five straight holes.
After his opening 68, White, who plays at Georgia State, posted a second-round 65, as he made eight birdies to go along with a lone bogey. Like Seabolt, he went on a birdie streak of his own at the end of his round, making four straight to get to 11-under before parring his last hole.
First-round leader and Georgia Tech player Seth Reeves shot a three-under 69 on Thursday for a two-round total of 10-under 134. He sits only a shot back of the lead, tied with Trey Rule of Mercer in third place.
Other notables include Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson, who is tied for fifth at nine-under 135, and defending champion Michael Johnson, who rebounded from his first round 76 with a stellar 67.
The 72-hole tournament continues tomorrow with the third round, and play will conclude with Saturday’s final round. Results can be viewed at the link below.
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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