ARLINGTON, TX (March 17, 2017) -- Joshua Irving
fired an opening round 5-under-par, 67 to take the
lead after the first round of the North Mid-Amateur
at Tierra Verde Golf Club. Danny Lovell, Kevin
Doskocil, and Brandon Scott are all tied for second
after shooting 1-under-par, 71 and four back of
Joshua Irving of Irving started his round on the
10th with three birdies on the back nine before
surrendering his only bogey of the day on the 423
yard par four, seventh. Irving, however, quickly
bounced back and birdied the short 518 yard par
five, eight. Irving, a member of the Arlington Golf
Association, finds himself to play well at Tierra Verde
Golf Club as he was previously a part of the winning
team at the 2015 North Four-Ball with partner
Michael Ray. Irving will look to maintain his lead on
Saturday when he tees off at 8:18am off #1 tee.
Chasing Irving is the 1-under-par, 71 group of
Danny Lovell, Kevin Doskocil, and Brandon Scott.
Danny Lovell of Dallas began his day off the 1st tee
and found himself four over after four. He quickly
changed that after birdieing the 434 yard par four,
5th and the 518 yard par five, 8th. Lovell added two
more birdies on his back nine. Lovell begins his
round off the 10th tee at 9:48am on Saturday.
Kevin Doskocil of Benbrook started his round off
differently than Lovell by jumping out of the gate
with three birdies on the front nine. After two
bogeys on the 10th and 11th, Doskocil rebounded
by eagling the 513 yard par five, 13th. Doskocil
looks to make a move during Saturday’s round when
he tees off at 9:30am off #10 tee.
Brandon Scott of Justin carded four birdies and
three bogeys on his way to a 1-under-par 71. Scott,
started his day by bogeying his opening hole, #10,
but found momentum on his second nine by carding
three lone birdies and no bogeys. Scott finished just
shy at the 2015 North Mid-Amateur when he got
himself into contention before falling one stroke
short of the Champion Zach Atkinson. Scott will try
to erase the deficit on Saturday when he tees off
early at 8:09am off #1 tee.
Formally known as the Super Mid-Am, the North
Mid-Amateur recognizes the Mid-Master (ages 40
and older) in the field in which Scott leads
McKinney’s Bill Jackson by one. Jackson’s even par
72 has him in a tie for 5th overall.
After battling the winds of North Texas, players
will look to make a move on the leaders tomorrow.
Tee times for the second round will begin again at
8:00am off the 1st and 10th tee.