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Bo knows about going low

Strong close gives Abney Dub Ellis lead

CENTRE — Bo Abney closed with an eagle-birdie-birdie finish Saturday and opened a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Dub Ellis Invitational at Cherokee County Country Club.

Abney, a teacher and coach from Acworth, Ga., shot 30 on the back nine for a 9-under-par 63.

Jeremy McGatha is second (66), followed by Matt Rogers and David Garrett at 67. Kenneth Patterson rounds out the top five.

Here are the first-round scores and Sunday pairings:

DUB ELLIS MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
At Cherokee County CC
First-round scores

Championship flight

Bo Abney 33-30—63
Jeremy McGatha 33-33—66
Matt Rogers 34-33—67
David Garrett 34-33—67
Kenneth Patterson 34-36—70
David Martin 35-36—71
Skyler Dennis 37-34—71
Brad Crowe 36-35—71
Jaylon Ellison 32-39—71
Chad Calvert 36-35—71
Stephen Keen 36-36—72
Sid Garrett 34-38—72
Clay Calkins 35-37—72

First flight

Lee Morgan 34-39—73
Wayne Garrett 35-38—73
Eric Abernathy 37-36—73
Clay Stephenson 39-34—73
Shawn Wigley 33-41—74
Byron Reed 37-37—74
Jake Minnix 37-37—74
Grant Hockman 37-37—74
Jon Bailey 36-38—74
Tim Hill 38-37—75
Dawson Garrett 38-37—75
Ty Cole 34-41—75
Hal Lamb 39-36—75
Kaleb Kines 37-38—75
Nick Pollard 37-38—75

Second flight

Jeremy Rieger 40-36—76
Doug East 37-39—76
Johnny Bentley 39-37—76
Beau Gammage 38-38—76
Eddie Robertson 40-37—77
Scott Hays 41-36—77
Terry Adams 40-37—77
Kim Nichols 39-39—78
TJ McGatha 38-40—78
Looney Atkinson 35-43—78
Tim Gamble 38-40—78

Third flight

Stacy Willis 42-37—79
Sean Webb 39-40—79
Wendell Pruitt 38-41—79
Mike Granato 39-40—79
Billy Mack Garrett 38-41—79
Kurt Duryea 41-38—79
Renae Coley 41-38—79
Gary Martin 40-39—79
Jeremy Willis 41-38—79
Casey McGinnis 37-42—79
Brady Garrett 40-39—79
Trai West III 39-40—79
Ted Heim 41-38—79
Robin Wood 41-39—80
Scotty McFry 41-39—80
Adam Lawrence 38-42—80
Jeff Woodall 38-42—80
Carson Garrett 36-44—80

Fourth flight

Caden Garrett 40-41—81
Jeffrey Lindsey 44-37—81
Ricky Hairston 43-29—82
Randy Kelley 41-42—83
Phillip Hicks 43-40—83
Brad Coley 42-41—83
Howard Mackey 41-43—84
Larry Haynes 41-43—84
Paul Gentry 39-45—84
Steve Baker 40-44—84
Tommy Collins 41-44—85
Gary Webb 45-41—86
CJ Murphy 42-44—86
Ricky Young 44-45—89
Alex Russell 43-46—89
Colby Abernathy 40-50—90
Thomas Russell 49-44—93

Sunday’s pairings
7:30 a.m. – Russell, Russell, Young
7:40 – Baker, Murphy, Hicks, Webb
7:50 – Collins, Abernathy, Mackey, Kelley
8:00 – Gentry, Haynes, B. Coley, Hairston
8:10 – Lindsey, Caden, Carson, McFry
8:50 – Lawrence, Heim, West, Wood
9:00 – Brady Garrett, Willis, McGinnis, Martin
9:10 – R. Coley, Webb, Pruitt, Granato
9:20 – Duryean, BM Garrett, Willis, McGatha
9:30 – Woodall, Gamble, Hayes, Looney
10:20 – String, Reiger, Gammage
10:30 – East, Bentley, Robertson, Adams
10:40 – Minnix, Kines, Abernathy, Morgan
10:50 –Bailey, Hill, W. Garrett, D. Garrett
11:00 – Lamb, Stephenson, Wigley, Reed
11:10 – Pollard, Cole, Hockman, Martin
11:40 – Calkins, S. Garrett, Keen, Calvert
11:50 – Ellison, Crowe, Dennis, Patterson
Noon – Abney, McGatha, Rogers, D. Garrett



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