Garrison fires 67 for early Chattanooga Choo Choo lead
Brayden Garrison (UT Athletics photo)
Brayden Garrison (UT Athletics photo)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 23, 2018) – Brayden Garrison’s day began with a bogey on the second hole of Council Fire Golf Club. After that, the University of Tennessee rising junior ran off seven birdies in the next 16 holes to take the first-round lead at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational.

Garrison is one ahead of Nick Osterburg and Ben Rebne, who both had rounds of 5-under 67 on Monday. Already this summer, Garrison has finished T-50 at the Southeastern Amateur and T-39 at the Southern Amateur.

Osterburg is on the University of Cincinnati roster, while Rebne plays for Dalton State College. Rebne has strong ties to Chattanooga area golf and to this course in particular. His father Richard is the head professional at Council Fire. Rebne’s resume includes a victory at the 2016 Chattanooga Men’s Metro Championship and a runner-up at the 2014 Chattanooga TPC Junior.

Osterburg’s Cincinnatti teammate, Paul Huber, is part of a tie for fourth after a 4-under 68 to start the tournament. Austin Peay’s Austin Lancaster also has a share of fourth after birdieing three of the final five holes to climb the leaderboard at the end of his round.

Results: Chattanooga Choo Choo
1TNBrayden GarrisonNolensville, TN30066-67-68=201
2ILJordan HahnSpring Grove, IL20071-67-70=208
3TNLake JohnsonChattanooga, TN10072-69-68=209
4TNMichael BarnardGallatin, TN10070-66-74=210
T5GAStates FortEvans, GA10071-68-72=211

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54-hole stroke play national invitational with a 90- player field and no cut. An 18 hole open qualifier is held prior to the event for non-exempt players.

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