Gosselin, Nagy shot 65's to share First Round Chattanooga Choo Choo lead
25 Jul 2016
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: Council Fire Golf Club, Michael Nagy Rankings

Michael Nagy <br>(University of Tennessee Athletics Photo)</br>
Michael Nagy
(University of Tennessee Athletics Photo)
CHATTANOOGA, TN (July 25, 2016) -- Michael Nagy and Wes Gosselin opened with 7-under 65's and share the first round lead at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The duo will carry a one-stroke advantage into the second round at Council Fire Golf Club as they pace a crowded leaderboard. With two rounds still remaining 16 players are within five shots of the lead.

Nagy, a recent Tennessee graduate, double-bogeyed No. 2 before turning his day around in a big way with birdies on nine of the next 11 holes. The only holes that Nagy didn't birdie from Nos. 3-13 were the 5th and 7th. Following a bogey on the 14th Nagy parred three holes in a row and then birdied his closing hole to finish the back nine in 4-under 32 after shooting a 3-under 33 on the front side.

Chattanooga standout Wes Gosselin joined Nagy on the top of the leaderboard thanks to an eight birdie, one bogey day. Gosselin was a 2016 All-Southern Conference performer this past season after he finished in the top-10 five times and the top-five two times. His 72.37 stroke average was the fifth best in school history.

William Weathers and Tripp French (Dayton) both fired 6-under 66's to share third place. Weathers shot his 66 in bogey-free fashion while French birdied five, bogeyed three and eagled two, the par-5 11th and par-4 15th.

Ben Wolcott (Ole Miss) and Jared O'Kelley (Cincinnati) are tied for fifth at 5-under.

Defending champion Taylor Lewis, playing on his home course, is presently 2-under and tied for 15th.

Results For Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1TNBen WolcottDickson, TN30067-64-69=200
2MIMichael NagyManistique, MI20065-71-65=201
3TNWes GosselinKnoxville, TN10065-71-69=205
4TNPeyton SligerMaryville, TN10071-70-68=209
5TXGarrett GlantonDallas, TX10071-69-70=210

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