In Tennessee, Tanner Davis wins the Green Meadow Invitational
01 Jun 2020
by Brayden Conover of AmateurGolf.com
see also: Green Meadow Country Club
Tanner Davis won a sudden-death playoff for the title
In Alcoa, Tennessee -- about 20 minutes south of Knoxville -- Tanner Davis won the rescheduled Green Meadow Invitational in a sudden-death playoff. And with the scores that were posted, one has to marvel at how quickly both Davis and his playoff opponent Gabe Hunter were able to "shake the rust off."
Or maybe there was never any rust.
The 36-hole stroke play championship brought out some of Tennessee’s finest amateur players in the championship, senior, super-senior flights. It was originally scheduled for late April, and postponed due to the pandemic.
Davis, a 2019 US Mid-Am qualifier, tallied a 5-under 67 on Saturday and added a 68 on Sunday to tie Alcoa’s Gabe Hunter at 9-under 135. Hunter tied Alex Hodge (who finished 5th overall) for Sunday's low round, posting 66.
Both players trailed first round leader Braeden Wear, who posted the low round of the tournament at 65 on Saturday. Wear posted a bit less magical, but still very respectable round of 71 on Sunday. He opened the door for Davis and Hunter to fight for the title, while finishing a solid solo third at 8-under.
In the Senior Championship, Lenoir City’s Ray Morton took home first-place honors with 3-under 141, four shots clear of the 32-man field.
Super-Senior winner David Dooley shot a 145 through 36-holes to stay four shots ahead of the 12-man field.
In the Open division Alex Brewer -- playing as a 6-handicap -- won by three shots with a two-day net score of 140.
ABOUT THE Green Meadow Invitational
A long-standing Invitational, this 36-hole stroke play
tournament has Open, Senior, Super Senior and
Handicap Flighted divisions. A copy of your current
USGA Handicap Index must be
provided to play in any Flight other than Championship.
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