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M.J. Maguire takes early lead at Dogwood
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 27, 2012) -- The first round of the Dogwood Invitational concluded Wednesday with a score of 66 by M.J. Maquire, a freshman at the University of North Florida who qualified on Monday. Oliver Schniederjans, a sophomore at Georgia Tech and Carlton Forrester, a Georgia Tech senior tied for second with a 67.

Maguire's 6 comprised of eight birdies, two bogeys, while it was his stellar short game that kept him in the lead.

Following one shot out of third place was Georgia senior T.J. Mitchell and Scott Wolfes, a freshman at Georgia Southern, who both shot 68.

Tournament play will resume Thursday at 8 a.m. ET at the Druid Hills Golf Club.

Some of the best collegians in recent years have played in the Dogwood, including Charles Howell III, Bryce Molder, Adam Scott, Stewart Cink, Ryuji Imada, Carl Petterson, Justin Bolli, Nick Cassini, James Driscoll, Colt Knost and Dustin Johnson, all of whom have gone on to the professional level of the game. The 2007 winner, Wake Forest’s Webb Simpson also set the standing course record of 60.

In the past decade the golf course at Druid Hills has enjoyed many refinements and enhancements, providing an ever more challenging site for the Dogwood Invitational. It is ranked as having one of the best fields among amateur tournaments in the world. In hosting the Dogwood Invitational, Druid Hills’ members extend their support for amateur golf that reaches back to the best amateur ever to have played the game, Bobby Jones. The next Bobby Jones may someday stroll the fairways at Druid Hills while competing in the Dogwood Invitational.

Results: Dogwood Invitational
1NCBen KohlesCary, NC100070-69-65-67--271
T2CAMichael KimDel Mar, CA70069-69-67-68--273
T2NCBruce WoodallYanceyville, NC70069-64-69-71--273
4ALBobby WyattMobile, AL50069-69-68-68--274
5FLM.J. MaguireSt. Petersburg, FL50066-68-69-73--276

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ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 3-8 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee is $350.00 US and includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), Charles Huntzinger (’16) and in 2018 Ashton Poole. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and traveling companions are not provided housing.

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