E.A. Sports Today

LeCroy low local at State Am

By East Alabama Sports Today
OPELIKA – Three players will Calhoun County ties teed it up in the opening round of the 104thAlabama State Amateur Wednesday and Jacob LeCroy had the best of it.
The rising South Alabama sophomore shot 1-under-par 71 and is tied for 15th, three shots behind four players who are tied for the lead with 50 players still on the course when play was suspended due to heavy rain and unplayable conditions. Play resumes at 7:30 a.m. Thursday with the second round starting at 8
Anniston’s Logan Archer shot 77 and Anniston native Jackson King, now living in Hoover, shot 76 at Saugahatchee Country Club. All three players were finished when the horn sounded at 5:20 p.m.
LeCroy’s front nine was a series of 5s and 3s and he turned in 1-over. He made back-to-back birdies on 5 and 6 coming home to get back to red numbers.
“I played really well, just couldn’t get any putts to fall,” LeCroy said. “I putted well just, just misread a lot of putts.
“Hopefully I can get after it tomorrow. I got off the tee well today and I’m hoping for the same outcome tomorrow.”
A rough back nine did in Archer’s round. He was 2-under through 10 holes, but had only two pars the rest of the way. King started on the back and was 2-under after birdies on 11, 13 and 14, but he turned in even par and played the front in 4-over.

Ward Harris of Birmingham, Woodie Eubanks of Oneonta, Gordon Sargent of Birmingham (through 15) and Carter Goodwin of Hoover (through 11) were all tied at 4-under when the horn blew for the night.

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