Melnyk leads Lupton Invitational
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (May 24, 2013) -- Dalton Melnyk fired an opening-round 70 and leads all players at the 2013 Lupton Memorial at The Honors Course.

Melnyk's first-round total is one shot better than Kris Mikkelsen, the defending champion.

Charles Waddell carded a 72 and sits in third place while Thad Hudgens (73) and Brendon Wilson (74) round out the Top 5.

The event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on the spectacular Pete Dye course outside Chattanooga. The U.S. Amateur and NCAA Championship have both been contested at the course.

The Lupton annually draws one of the top mid-amateur fields of the season.

Among the contenders are: Massachusetts and Florida-based mid-am Matt Bianchini (75, T-6), five-time Iowa Mid-Am champion and veteran on national scene Mike McCoy (75, T-6), and recent Carlton Woods Invitational winner Colby Harwell (76, T-9).

Second-round play begins Saturday morning with golfers trying to squeeze into the 36-hole cut ahead of Sunday's final round.

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1FLThad HudgensLongwood, FL40073-71-77--221
2GAKris MikkelsenAtlanta, GA30071-78-73--222
T3GABrendon WilsonRinggold, GA20074-76-74--224
T3ILCharles WaddellChicago, IL20072-78-74--224
T5GADalton MelnykAtlanta, GA20070-77-79--226

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

This event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format for the Championship division and Stableford format for the Senior division. Committee will invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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