Jeansonne, Jones go low on first day of Dogwood Invitational
Jimmy Jones <br>(FSGA Photo)</br>
Jimmy Jones
(FSGA Photo)

ATLANTA, GA (June 29, 2016) -- Nathan Jeansonne and Jimmy Jones were lights out on the first day of the Dogwood Invitational as they carded 8-under 64's. Jeansonne and Jones will carry a two-stroke lead into the second round at Druid Hills Golf Club.

Jeansonne, a sophomore at LSU, carded ten birdies and two bogeys in his opening Wednesday round. One of top players in the freshman class of 2014, Jeansonne bogeyed the first hole before rattling off five birdies in the next eight holes as he opened in 4-under 32.

The backside was more of the same for Jeansonne with birdies on 12, 14, 15, 16 and 18. His only bogey over the final nine holes came on No. 13.

Col-leader Jimmy Jones, a junior at Florida Southern, got off to a torrid start on the front nine firing a 6-under 29. Following a par on the first hole Jones birdied Nos. 2 and 4. However, his most impressive work was done on holes 7-9 where he went eagle-birdie-eagle.

On the homeward nine of his bogey-free round, the 2015 All-Sunshine State Conference second teamer cooled off and tallied just one more birdie.

Jacob Joiner, a rising junior at Georgia Tech is in third place after a 6-under 66. Joiner was under the radar much of the day until he birdied five of the last six holes. Joiner won the Carpet Capital Collegiate this past season in just his sixth collegiate start.

Seven players are tied for fourth at 5-under while another nine players share 11th at 4-under.

Defending champion Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb) is 2-under and tied for 35th.

Results For The Dogwood Invitational 2018 Golf Tournament
1GACharles HuntzingerDuluth, GA100067-66-70-68=271
T2TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN70070-67-70-65=272
T2MexicoRaul PeredaMexico70067-69-68-68=272
T2AustraliaAnthony QuayleAustralia70067-66-69-70=272
5FLLuis GagneOrlando, FL50069-69-68-67=273

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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 over 94 total Championships over the years, and the Dogwood 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 eight open playing spots.

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 the final round. Entry fee is $325.00 US.

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 travelling companions are not provided housing.

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