ROME, Ga. — Brent Cooper of Alpharetta recorded a bogey-free opening round of 5-under-par 67 to lead the Georgia Public Links Championship by two strokes. The 27th playing of the annual competition is taking place at Stonebridge Golf Club, September 12-13.
Cooper leads by two over Stan Gann, Jr., of Bonaire, who finished round one at 3-under-par 69. Bill Leonard of Dallas is third in the Championship flight at 1-under-par 71. The defending champion, Chris Waters of Atlanta, posted a 4-over-par 76.
Ladell Norton of Rome leads flight one at 2-under-par 70. In flight two, David Martin leads at 9-over-par 81.
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