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Reed, Calvert tied at top

[corner-ad id=2]Pair posts 65s to lead Dub Ellis Invitational after first round; Geeting wins Red, White & Blue Par-3 at The Hill

Adam Lawrence hits his tee shot on 17 in the Dub Ellis Invitational to 10 feet.

Adam Lawrence hits his tee shot on 17 in the Dub Ellis Invitational to 10 feet.

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

CENTRE — Byron Reed and past champion Chad Calvert both shot 6-under-par 65s Saturday to seize the opening-round lead in the Dub Ellis Invitational at Cherokee County Country Club.

They hold a two-shot lead over Dawson Garrett. Three others – defending champion Jeremy McGatha, Billy Mack Garrett and Brady Garrett – are another shot back.

Ten players are within four shots of the lead.

Calvert won the title in 2012. That year he shot an opening-round 70, followed it with a 65 Sunday and won in a playoff.

The highlight of his round Saturday was back-to-back eagles on 6 and 7. He made his only bogey on 13, then finished with birdies at 14, 16 and 18.

“Other than that (13), I was never in trouble,” he said.

Reed also had two eagles in his round. He chipped in on the par-4 10th and eagled the par-5 14th after hitting his approach to a foot. He had three birdies on the front, a fourth at 16 and two bogeys.

“I just never got really lucky on the greens before, but this year … I kind of hit it in the right spots and got lucky chipping in,” he said. “It’s going to be tough for me to follow up a round like that. I haven’t been playing that great, but I kind of put it all together today. I hope I can do it again tomorrow.”

Dub Ellis Invitational
At Cherokee County CC

First-round results

Championship flight
Chad Calvert 31-34–65
Byron Reed 33-32–65
Dawson Garrett 34-33–67
Billy Mack Garrett 34-34–68
Jeremy McGatha 34-34–68
Brady Garrett 34-34–68
Ty Cole 33-36–69
Skyler Dennis 36-33–69
Jeremy Willis 36-33–69
Adam Weaver 32-38–69
Stephen Keen 31-39–70
Brian Johnson 33-37–70

First flight
Clay Stephenson 37-34–71
Scotty King 37-34–71
Matt Rogers 34-38–72
Jake Minnix 33-39–72
Mike Granato, Sr 35-38–73
Robin Wood 34-40–74
Kenneth Patterson 34-40–74
Wayne Garrett 38-37–75
Robby Spruiell 39-36–75
Mike Granato, Jr 37-38–75
Carson Garrett 37-38–75
Jon Bailey 35-40–75

Second flight
Scott Hays 36-40–76
Ryan Zebo 41-35–76
David Garrett 39-37–76
Clayton Chandler 41-35–76
Shawn Wigley 36-40–76
Johnny Bentley 41-36–77
Sid Garrett 38-39–77
Shawn Snow 37-40–77
John Stanley 40-37–77
Jesse Bannister 38-39–77
Adam Lawrence 37-40–77
Kurt Duryea 40-37–77

Third flight
Phil Donehoo 37-41–78
Allen Keen 40-38–78
Scotty McFry 38-41–79
Bubba Smith 40-39–79
Tim Hill 37-42–79
Ricky Hairston 41-39–80
Harrison Davis 42-38–80
Caden Garrett 39-41–80
Ben Chapman 40-40–80
TJ McGatha 40-40–80
Eric Brown 38-42–80

Fourth flight
Scotty Grimes 39-42–81
Larry Haynes 41-40–81
Chad Naugher 38-43–81
Mark Harper 39-42–81
Kelly Rogers 43-39–82
Johnny Logan 41-41–82
Corey Tanner 41-42–83
Lee Morgan 42-42–84
Larry Guffey 40-44–84
Scott Petty 50-38–88
Kevin Bedwell 42-49–91
Phillip Hicks 47-49–96

Sunday’s pairings
8 a.m. — Hicks, Bedwell, Petty, Guffey
8:10 — Morgan, Tanner, Logan, K. Rogers
8:20 — Harper, Naugher, Haynes, Grimes
8:50 — Chapman, Caden Garrett, Brown,
9:00 — Davis, Hairston, McGatha, Hill
9:10 — Smith, McFry, A. Keen, Donehoo
10:00 — Lawrence, Bannister, Stanley, Snow
10:10 — Duryea, Bentley, S. Garrett, Hays
10:20 — Zebo, D. Garrett, Chandler, Wigley
10:50 — Bailey, Carson Garrett, Granato Jr., Spruiell
11:00 — W. Garrett, Patterson, Wood, Granato Sr.
11:10 — Stephenson, King, Rogers, Minnix
11:40 — Johnson, S. Keen, Weaver, Willis
11:50 — Cole, BM Garrett, Dennis, B. Garrett
Noon — McGatha, Daw. Garrett, Reed, Calvert



RED, WHITE & BLEW BY YOU: Adrian Geeting shot 1-under-par 80 to win the 27-hole Red, White & Blue Par-3 Contest at Anniston Municipal GC.

He won by one over Lynn Oswalt and Allen Mangham. Oswalt won a playoff for second with a birdie on the first extra hole.

“Any win at The Hill is always a special win,” Geeting said.

The other flight winners were Austin Minter (87), Richard Banks (91) and Gary Thomas (94).

Red, White & Blue Par-3
At Anniston Municipal GC

First flight
Adrian Geeting 25-28-27—80
x-Lynn Oswalt 26-28-27—81
Allen Mangham 29-27-25—81
x-won playoff with a birdie on first extra hole.

Second flight
Austin Minter 32-27-28—87
Roger Jackson 31-31-26—88
x-Jackson Bonner 32-28-29—89
Jerre Dingler 30-30-29—89
Mickey Travis 30-32-27—89
x-won playoff with a birdie on first extra hole.

Third flight
Richard Banks 34-31-26—91
x-Glenn Heathcock 32-31-30—93
y-Ron Wheeler 33-32-28—93
Michael Herndon 34-29-30—93
x-won playoff with birdie on first extra hole; y-won playoff for third.

Fourth flight
Gary Thomas 34-33-27—94
Jack Bowen 37-31-28—96
Charles Carden 33-34-31—98

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