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The Dogwood: Ashton Van Horne and Shad Tuten fire 64 for early lead
Ashton Van Horne<br> (Belmont U. Athletics photo)
Ashton Van Horne
(Belmont U. Athletics photo)

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 1, 2015) -- Ashton Van Horne and Shad Tuten went to "work" (if you can call it that) at the Dogwood Invitational today. Between the two of them, they recorded 16 birdies and not a single bogey at Druid Hills Golf Club.

Pretty amazing.

Van Horne, from Georgetown, Kentucky, did what you might expect on a course of 6860 yards -- he birdied all four of the par 5s, kind of the way a Tour player picks the course apart. Once you've knocked down those four holes, (including the longest one, the 579-yard 18th) the other four birdies don't seem so impossible. The Belmont University (Nashville) junior also birdied three in a row, Nos. 12-14.

Tuten, who resides in Elberton, Georgia and plays for Savannah's Armstrong State, "only" birdied two of the par 5s, but he made up for it with four birdies on the par 4s and a couple of tweets on the par 3s.

As low as their numbers are, the pair is chased by an amazing 34 players who shot 3-under 69 or better. So they better keep the birdies coming.

At 65, just a shot back of the lead, are Matthew Perrine and Zack Jaworksi.

Results: Dogwood Invitational
1TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN100067-66-67=200
2KYAshton Van HorneGeorgetown, KY70064-71-67=202
T3South AfricaPaul BoshoffSouth Africa50069-69-65=203
T3TXBrad DalkeMcKinney, TX50069-65-69=203
T5GAZach HealyPeachtree Corners, GA50066-71-68=205

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ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 3-8 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee is $350.00 US and includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), Charles Huntzinger (’16) and in 2018 Ashton Poole. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

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 traveling companions are not provided housing.

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