Guthrie (-11) leads Dogwood at halfway mark
ATLANTA, Georgia (June 30, 2011) -- University of Illinois golfer Luke Guthrie is back to his under-par ways, taking the 36-hole lead at the Dogwood Invitational in Atlanta.
Guthrie, who last week fired a record-setting 61 to lead the Northeast Invitational after the first round (he finished 13th), followed his 4-under 68 in round one with a 7-under 65 on Thursday. He is trailed by one stroke by University of Iowa State golfer Nate McCoy (66-68).
A trio of golfers at 8-under includes Vince India, Michael Kim, and recent winner of the Southeastern Invitational (June 18), Seth Reeves.
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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