Eastern Amateur: Davenport, Betts share lead
10 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Elizabeth Manor Country Club, William Betts Rankings

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 10, 2014) -- Riley Davenport and William Betts both shot 5-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the 2014 Eastern Amateur.

Roughly half the field will complete its first round as rain forced the suspension of play Thursday.

At Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club, Davenport, who plays UNC Charlotte, and Betts, who plays at Hartford, jumped out the one-shot lead with stellar starts in the 72-hole stroke-play championship.

Betts is coming off a victory at the Hornblower Memorial in late May.

Paul Babashanian of California University (Pennsylvania) and Grant Hirschmann, a highly-touted Oklahoma commit, both carded 4-under 66s and are tied for third.

A total of 13 players managed to break par in Round 1 with four shots separating those contenders. Four more players shot even par and are five back.

The championship runs through Sunday when a new winner will be added to the impressive list of champions that includes Strange, Crenshaw, Giles, Wadkins and more.

For a full look at the leaderboard, follow the results link below.

Results For Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1MDChristopher HickmanCentreville, MD50061-64-65-68=258
2GARiley DavenportBallground, GA40065-65-67-69=266
T3VAAdam BallRichmond, VA30068-63-69-70=270
T3NYDerek BardNew Hartford, NY30068-64-68-70=270
T3PAChris CrawfordBensalem, PA30066-69-64-71=270

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