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Dub Ellis Invitational

Jeremy McGatha putts for a birdie on the ninth green. On the cover, leader Chad Calvert tees off on No. 5 as Ty Cole looks on. (Photos by Kurt Duryea)

Calvert makes nine birdies, leads by 2 going into Championship Sunday

By East Alabama Sports Today

CENTRE – Chad Calvert birdied the first two holes, gave them back with a double bogey and then played his last 15 holes in 6-under par to grab the first-round lead in the Dub Ellis Invitational at Cherokee County Country Club.

His 6-under-par 65 is two shots better than Ty Cole. Jeremy McGatha and Chad Hare are tied for third at 70.

Cole birdied his first three holes and was 5-under after eagling No. 6, but he bogeyed 8 and 9 to turn in 3-under and even with Calvert. He birdied 10, 13 and 16, but bogeyed both par-3s on the back (12 and 17).

Hare had four birdies and three bogeys. McGatha had three birdies and two bogeys.  


At Cherokee County CC, Centre

Championship flight

Chad Calvert 65

Ty Cole 67

Jeremy McGatha 70

Chad Hare 70

Shonn Weldon 72

Robin Wood 72

Matt Rogers 73  

First flight

Brian Johnson 75

David Garrett 75

Sid Garrett 76

Heath Hammond 77

Billy McCroskey 77

Chris Cox 77

Tim Hill 77

Mike Granato 77

Alex Russell 78

Paul Wynn 78

Scott McFry 79  

Second flight

Daily Thomas 80

Scott Hays 80

Shane Porter 80

Kurt Duryea 81

Greg Hare 83

Christian Stinson 84

Steve Baker 85

Phillip Hicks 88

Carson Garrett 88

Jeremy Brazier 92

Vann Homesley 94

Thomas Russell 99  

Sunday pairings

9 a.m. – Thomas Russell, Van Homesley, Jeremy Brazier

9:10 – Carson Garrett, Phillips Hicks, Steve Baker

9:20 – Christian Stinson, Greg Hare, Kurt Duryea

9:30 – Shane Porter, Scott Hays, Dailey Thomas

9:50 – Scott McFry, Paul Wynn, Alex Russell

10:00 – Mike Granato, Tim Hill, Chris Cox, Billy McCroskey

10:10 – Heath Hammond, Sid Garrett, David Garrett, Brian Johnson

10:50 – Matt Rogers, Robin Wood, Shonn Weldon

11:00 – Chad Hare, Jeremy McGatha, Ty Cole, Chad Calvert

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