Ben Follett-Smith takes Chattanooga Choo Choo Day One Lead
Recent Mississippi State graduate Ben Follet-Smith is leading the way
(Mississippi State Athletics Photo)
CHATTANOOGA, TN (July 24, 2017) - Day one of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational is in the books and following a 6-under 66 Ben Follett-Smith is leading the way.
Playing at Council Fire Golf Club the recent Mississippi State graduate birdied eight-times on day one while bogeying just twice and he will carry a one shot lead into the second round over the 5-under second place trio of Brayden Garrison (Tennessee), Blake Maum and Goodman Rudolph (Mississippi State).
On the front nine Follett-Smith birdied the 2nd, 5th and 7th holes and bogeyed Nos. 3 and 9 before really finding that next gear on the second nine.
1-under after nine holes Follett-Smith put together a flawless back nine with birdies falling on Nos. 10, 11, 13, 14 and 18.
The top-five is currently rounded out by Beau Briggs (Ole Miss), Jacob Eklund (Kansas State) and Eddie Wajda III (Wisconsin) who share fifth at 4-under.
ABOUT THE Chattanooga Choo Choo
54-hole stroke play national invitational with a 90-
player field and no cut. An 18 hole open qualifier is
event for non-exempt players.
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