OOLTEWHA, Tenn (May 25, 2012) -- Tyler
McKeever carded a first round 69 to lead the
Mid-Am division at the 2012 Lupton Invitational
and the Honors course in Ooltewha,
Tennessee. Andrew Lawson, Brad Wilder and
Carlton Forrester are just a stroke with with 2-
under-par 70's while Jimmy White is alone in
third with 71.
Defending champion Kris
Mikkelsen is in a group of 8 players tied at
even-par 72 and in sixth place.
This event, named after club founder John T.
Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete
Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges
won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger
Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here
despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual
event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format
for the Championship division and Stableford
format for the Senior division. Committee will
invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams.
The Lupton invitational is a
Golfweek/amateurgolf.com rankings event,