Lupton Invitational: Todd Burgan ties Clay Homan for lead
Lupton Invitational Co-leader Todd Burgan (USGA Photo)
Lupton Invitational Co-leader Todd Burgan (USGA Photo)

OOLTEWAH, TN (May 27, 2017) - With a fine 2-under 70 at the famously difficult Honors Course, Todd Burgan has tied first round leader Clay Homan for the lead at the Lupton Invitational.

Coming off a first round 74, Burgan claimed his share of the lead by tying William Mitchell of Roswell, Georgia for the low round of the day under more difficult conditions. The Knoxville area resident is a veteran of multiple USGA Mid-Amateur championships and has represented Tennessee at the USGA State Team.

Homan, the reigning Mississippi State Amateur champion, was one of only two players under par in the first round, when he posted a 4-under 68. Today the recently retired head golf coach of Mississippi State came back to earth with a 76. But despite the slip he did not lose a share of the lead.

That's because even par golf is really good at the Pete Dye design that has hosted more than it's fair share of amateur golf tournaments, including the U.S. Junior Amateur and the Southern Amateur in recent years.

Members of The Honors Course understand the course's mission to give back to the amateur game, and are very accommodating of the days of play lost by running these events. We love that.

Sunday's final round tee times have been moved up and both the 1st and 10th tees will be used to start players. We hope they get it in!

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1MSClay HomanStarkville, MS30068-76-73=217
2TXAndrew LawsonDallas, TX20072-75-72=219
3NJMichael StambergerBrielle, NJ10070-77-73=220
T4TNParker SmithMorristown, TN10073-75-73=221
T4TNScott KammannBaneberry, TN10075-72-74=221

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

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 field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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