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amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island 2 Man: Rd 1 Results

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (February 25, 2007) -- Teams from the colder parts of the U.S. faired well in the opening round of the 2nd amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island Two Man Championship today. Tom Leonard and Tom Monahan from New Hampshire are tied for the Championship division lead with a team which has one of its members (Doug Clapp of Walpole, Mass.) sharing the same climate disadvantage.

Shaking off the early season rust can show up in some interesting scorecards.

"Six birdies and an eagle out there today, and we finish two-under," lamented Doug Clapp in recounting his team's round of 70. "We were Phil Mickelson out there."

Clapp's partner, Dan Russo is the only member of the two leading teams who plays golf year-round as he lives in nearby Savannah, Georgia.

In the Net Division, brothers Don and Jeff Corken took a break from the steel company they run in Kentucky to make the trip for the second year in a row, and they stand alone at the top of the leaderboard after a 1-under 71. Four teams are tied at 73, two strokes back.

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First round results from the amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island Two Man Championship follow. Today's round was played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point Golf Club.

CHAMPIONSHIP Rd 1
Doug Clapp, Walpole, MA / Daniel Russo, Savannah, GA 70
Thomas (Jay) Leonard, Hollis, NH / Thomas Monahan, Nashua, NH 70
Rocky Costa, Alpharetta, GA / Keith Holmes, Georgia 72
Sandy Burgess, Macon, GA / David DiPonzio, Macon, GA 73
Todd Dickinson, Rochester, MI / Tom Studer, Chicago, IL 75
Bret Taylor, Foothill Ranch, CA / Robert Warren, Mission Viejo, CA 75
Toby Hearn, Myrtle beach, SC / Mike Midgette, Conway, SC 79
Steven Dyer, Summerville, SC / Allan Holmes, Charleston, SC 79
Tom Piersanti, Malvern, PA / Jon Robinson, Devon, PA 80
Sherman Haggerty, El Dorado Hills, CA / Ben Whipple, El Dorado Hills, CA 81
Scott Blackley, Leesburg, VA / Rick Mix, Leesburg, VA 82
   
NET  
Don Corken, Florence, KY / Jeff Corken, Florence, KY 71
Jeffrey Howlett, Jenison, MI / Tom Kutchinski, Grandville, MI 73
Geoff Brandquist, Leesburg, VA / Jeff Freitas, Leesburg, VA 73
John Haynes, Summerville, SC / Andre Williams, Summerville, SC 73
Charles Chavez, Half Moon Bay, CA / Joe Staiti, San Jose, CA 73
Mike Kaplan, Macon, GA / Chris Wilson, Macon, GA 74
Lacy Hayes, Charlotte, NC / Ernest Humphreys, Barrington, RI 74
Jack Czarnecki, Sanibel, FL / Jay Czarnecki, New Hope, PA 75
Mike Casey, Brentwood, CA / Bob Paulson, Oakley, CA 75
Eric Czarnecki, Mt. Pleasant, SC / Kevin Czarnecki, Marlborough, CT 76
Dan Thome, Sparta, MI / Patrick Thome, Grand Rapids, MI 78
Tom Terry, Leesburg, VA / Rob Tidgewell, Leesburg, VA 78
John DeCarli, Manteca, CA / Larry Fillmore, Brentwood, CA 79
Jacques McCormack, Columbia, SC / Steve Smith, San Jose, CA 84
   



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