- Savannah Richardson photo
After a four-hour rain delay, round 3 for the Dogwood Invitational leaders finally got underway.
Despite only having about two or so hours of daylight, Louis Dobbelaar, Josh Edgar and
Connor Howe completed seven holes.
Dobbelaar extended his lead to 16 under as he made four birdies, while Howe was able to get to 12 under. As for Edgar, a bogey on the first hole pushed him back but he remains in contention heading into a busy final day.
“It was, I guess, a tough day in the lead up to teeing off pretty late,” Dobbelaar said. “I think
that’s the latest I've probably ever teed off. I guess accepting the challenges of the weather was
the first part, but it was nice to be able to get out there eventually.”
After making eight birdies in the second round, that momentum carried over into the round three.
Dobbelaar said he felt like he was hitting it nicely out there. After parring the first hole, he made
his first birdie on hole 2. Howe matched that birdie on two to get within one of Dobbelaar.
Then after two nice par putts on three and four, Dobbelaar closed out the day with three birdies
to finish his seven holes.
“My caddie has got me doing some good numbers, so we’re looking pretty good,” Dobbelaar
said. “Made a few birdies to finish off today, which is quite nice, so hopefully, I can keep that
flowing into tomorrow however many holes we play.”
Even though he wasn’t able to finish the round when he was just warming up the putter,
Dobbelaar seemed confident that the momentum will carry into the final day.
“Just got to sleep on it and do our same thing in the morning — hit our spots, and we’ll see what
happens,” Dobbelaar said.
Louis Dobbelaar on the 2nd hole at Druid Hills (Savannah Richardson photo)
Even though Dobbelaar will have 29 holes to play tomorrow, the preparation will be the same.
“You got to go through your same processes,” Dobbelaar said. “At the same time, we’re going to
have to pack a bit of extra food and just making sure we’re resting when we can because it ends
up being a long hot day. I think the forecast is going to be pretty hot tomorrow.”
Dobbelaar will have a mixture of snacks in the bag, but there’s one thing, in particular, he enjoys
on the course.
“I do love Nutella, so I might try to sneak that out tomorrow, but I’ve got some other healthy
things in there as well that I might sneak in,” Dobbelaar said.
Despite the rain delay, some other notable scores were USC’s Leon D’Souza, and LSU’s
Michael Sanders were each 5 under. In addition, future University of Georgia golfer Maxwell
Ford was 4 under through nine holes.
D’Souza’s momentum elevated him into the top ten when play ended on Friday, and Ford
pushed himself into the top 16.
Saturday will be a long day. Players will resume play at 8:30 a.m., and once they’re finished, the top 40 plus ties will make the cut and get their tee times for the final round which will start immediately after round three concludes.
ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational
Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf
Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast
tournament days as
as special events.
The history of this prestigious event extends back to
1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes
captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving
the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine
champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman
(’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), and in 2019 Brandon
seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our
relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of
Players are required to walk during tournament play
and may carry their golf bag themselves (push
allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested
in advance during registration, or players may
one on their own.
Player housing is provided on an as available basis to
, caddies and traveling
companions are not
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