Jeansonne, Jones go low on first day of Dogwood Invitational
ATLANTA, GA (June 29, 2016) -- Nathan Jeansonne and Jimmy Jones were lights out on the first day of the Dogwood Invitational as they carded 8-under 64's. Jeansonne and Jones will carry a two-stroke lead into the second round at Druid Hills Golf Club.
Jeansonne, a sophomore at LSU, carded ten birdies and two bogeys in his opening Wednesday round. One of top players in the freshman class of 2014, Jeansonne bogeyed the first hole before rattling off five birdies in the next eight holes as he opened in 4-under 32.
The backside was more of the same for Jeansonne with birdies on 12, 14, 15, 16 and 18. His only bogey over the final nine holes came on No. 13.
Col-leader Jimmy Jones, a junior at Florida Southern, got off to a torrid start on the front nine firing a 6-under 29. Following a par on the first hole Jones birdied Nos. 2 and 4. However, his most impressive work was done on holes 7-9 where he went eagle-birdie-eagle.
On the homeward nine of his bogey-free round, the 2015 All-Sunshine State Conference second teamer cooled off and tallied just one more birdie.
Jacob Joiner, a rising junior at Georgia Tech is in third place after a 6-under 66. Joiner was under the radar much of the day until he birdied five of the last six holes. Joiner won the Carpet Capital Collegiate this past season in just his sixth collegiate start.
Seven players are tied for fourth at 5-under while another nine players share 11th at 4-under.
Defending champion Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb) is 2-under and tied for 35th.
ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational
Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf
Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast
tournament days as
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
the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine
champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman
(’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), and in 2019 Brandon
seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our
relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of
Players are required to walk during tournament play
and may carry their golf bag themselves (push
allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested
in advance during registration, or players may
one on their own.
Player housing is provided on an as available basis to
, caddies and traveling
companions are not
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