Chattanooga Choo Choo: Follett-Smith Now Leads by Seven
Benjamin Follett-Smith (USGA/Steven Gibbons photo)
Benjamin Follett-Smith (USGA/Steven Gibbons photo)

CHATTANOOGA, TN (July 25, 2017) - Recent Mississippi State graduate Benjamin Follett-Smith shot his third straight sub-70 round to take a seven shot lead into the final round of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational at Council Fire Golf Course.

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Follett-Smith has done exactly what every first-round leader hopes to do--he has added to his lead after every round. After a six-under 66 in round one, he led by one shot over three players. He was able to separate himself in the second round with a second straight 66 to take a four shot lead, and on Wednesday he put together a three-under 69 to get to 15 under par, seven shots ahead of the field.

Kansas State golfer Jacob Eklund shot the low round of the day, a six-under 66 that included two eagles, to move into a tie for second at 8 under with Mississippi State's Blake Maum. Maum shot a 69 on Wednesday.

Recent Tennessee-Chattanooga graduate Brooks Thomas shot a 66 to move into fourth at 6 under.

Mikey Feher (Lipscomb) and Nolan Ray (Tennessee) share fifth at 5 under par.

The final round will be played Thursday.

Results: Chattanooga Choo Choo
1ZimbabweBen Follett-SmithZimbabwe30066-66-69-67=268
2TNMikey FeherSignal Mountain, TN20069-71-71-65=276
T3TNBrooks ThomasChattanooga, TN10071-73-66-68=278
T3ILJacob EklundCarbondale, IL10068-74-66-70=278
5TNNolan RayBrentwood, TN10071-68-72-69=280

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72 hole stroke play national invitational. Field cut after 36 holes. An 18 hole open qualifier is held prior to the event for non-exempt players.

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