Three Co-Lead Round One of the 115th Southern Amateur Championship

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Round One Co-Leaders: Connor McKinney (Left), Maxwell Moldovan (Middle) and Reid Davenport (Right)

WEST POINT, MS (July 14, 2021) - First round results of the 115th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (7088 yards, par 35-36-71, 74.7/144). The 115th Southern Amateur Championship is presented by STITCH® Golf.
 
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Connor McKinney of Perth, AUS, Reid Davenport of Austin, TX and Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, OH each fired an impressive seven-under-par 64 to tie and co-lead round one.
 
McKinney and Davenport each carded five birdies and an eagle during their round. Moldovan fired nine birdies and two bogeys to remain atop the leaderboard.

Austin Fulton of Villa Rica, GA, Tommy Stephenson of Carlsbad, CA, Karl Vilips of Lathlain, AUS and Kieran Vincent of Lynchburg, VA stand T4 after round one. Each carded six-under 65 to finish one stroke below the round leaders.
 
Round 1 Notes  
●       Field average score: 71.8
●       10 eagles posted in round one
●       520 birdies posted in round one
●       62 players broke par
●       Easiest Hole: #9 -582-yard par 5 (4.62)
●       Hardest Hole: #2 -513-yard par 4 (4.49)
 
The format is 72 holes of stroke play, 18 holes daily. The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after two rounds.
 
Round two begins on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. off #1 and #10 tees at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS.
 
Eligibility
 
Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who has a current USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4 under the World Handicap System as of the close of entries.
 
For more information about the Southern Amateur Championship, including hole-by-hole scoring, please visit https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-amateur.
 
About the Southern Golf Association (SGA)
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15-state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month,” to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.
 
For more information about the Southern Golf Association, visit www.southerngolf.org
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