In Alabama, Harlan Winn leads Spirit of America Classic
Harlan Winn (AJGA photo)
DECATUR, Alabama (July 8, 2017) -- Harlan Winn, who just finished his freshman year at Birmingham's Samford University, leads the Spirit of America Classic after posting rounds of 71 and 67 at Burningtree Country Club.
Winn will need to continue keeping his eye on red numbers as he is chased by almost 20 players that are within 5 shots of his score. Right behind him at 139 after rounds of 69 and 70 is Brandon Lacasse.
Lacasse, who hails from Chateauguay, Quebec (Canada) plays for Wallace State Community College.
The low round of the day (and tournament so far) was a 65 posted by Cody O'Toole which was a full 10 shot improvement over his opening 75 and puts him in a four-way tie for third at 140.
In the team competition, Florida State has a one shot lead over Mississippi State with a total of 284 by Tyler Bakich and Jake Carter.
ABOUT THE Spirit of America
The Spirit of America Golf Classic is Burningtree
Country Club's long-running, fundraising
held annually in conjunction with
Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival, which itself is
of the largest, free Fourth of July festivals in the
south. Established in 1967, this unique "college
individual" format event has been
home to collegiate players and top amateur
from across the nation. The format is 72-holes of
stroke play, with a 54-hole
collegiate team division. The "Spirit"
tournament boasts many top graduates, like 1995
Champion-turned-PGA tour player Heath Slocum,
1989 Junior Champion-turned-PGA tour player
Starting in 2020 the golf tournament will be a coed
event. The plan is to have 30 two-woman teams and
man teams. The women’s teams will be invited and
not have to pay an entry fee.
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