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Anthony Quayle leads Dogwood Invitational after third round
Anthony Quayle <br>(Golf Queensland Photo)</br>
Anthony Quayle
(Golf Queensland Photo)
ATLANTA, GA (July 1, 2016) -- Anthony Quayle began the day in a first place tie, but a third day 3-under 69 pushed the 2015 Queensland Male Golfer of the Year to 14-under and ahead by one. 36-hole co-leader Charles Huntzinger is 13-under and in second place while Raul Pereda is just one shot further back and in third.

Quayle bogeyed his first hole before responding with three front nine birdies and only one additional bogey to turn in 1-under 35. On the back nine of the Druid Hills Golf Club the Australian dropped a stroke on the 10th, then rebounded with birdies on 11, 14 and 15.

Second round co-leader Charles Huntzinger had an up and down round on Friday as he carded a 2-under 70. Through the first two rounds Huntzinger had bogeyed only one hole, however in the third round the rising Penn State sophomore carded five bogeys. Fortunately, for Huntzinger he was also able to offset his dropped shots with seven birdies.

Raul Pereda put together a 4-under 68 during Friday's third round to move to 12-under. After beginning the day in a three-way tie for third, Pereda will begin the final round in the position alone.

A member of the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team in 2015, Pereda, now a junior at Jacksonville University rolled in seven birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey during his third round.

First round co-leader Jimmy Jones (Florida Southern) is 11-under and in fourth while Luis Gagne (LSU) and Hayden Wood (Oklahoma State) share fifth at 10-under.

36-HOLE RECAP

Charles Huntzinger and Anthony Quayle have moved to the top of the Dogwood Invitational leaderboard after the second round of play. Both players are 11-under and three-strokes clear of the field at Druid Hills Golf Club.

Huntzinger opened with a 5-under 67 on Wednesday and followed it up with a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Thursday. On the day Huntzinger rolled in six birdies, with four coming on the the front nine. Through the first 36-holes Huntzinger has only one bogey, which came on the 11th hole of his first round.

Anthony Quayle moved into a first place tie with a second round 6-under 66 of his own as he followed up a first round 5-under 67. Quayle birdied four holes on the front nine to turn in 4-under 32. The stellar player continued on the homeward side with a 12th hole birdie and an eagle two on the par-4 15th. Quayle dropped just one one shot when he bogeyed No. 11.

Three players; Raul Pereda (Jacksonville), Andrew Lawson (Drexel) and Hugo Bernard (St. Leo) are all tied for third at 8-under. Five additional players are 7-under and share sixth place.

First round co-leaders Jimmy Jones (Florida Southern) and Nathan Jeansonne (LSU) are part of the sixth place tie after a pair of 1-over 73's.

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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Results For The Dogwood Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1GACharles HuntzingerDuluth, GA70067-66-70-68=271
T2TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN40070-67-70-65=272
T2MexicoRaul PeredaMexico40067-69-68-68=272
T2AustraliaAnthony QuayleAustralia40067-66-69-70=272
5FLLuis GagneOrlando, FL25069-69-68-67=273

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