Walker Lee Leads 113th Southern Amateur Championship


Walker Lee of Houston, TX

Little Rock, AR (July 17, 2019) - First round results of the 113th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Chenal Country Club (Founders) in Little Rock, AR on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (7131 yards, Par 35-36―71, Rating: 74.6/139).

Walker Lee of Houston, TX posted a six-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round at Chenal Country Club. The Texas A&M junior carded five birdies, an eagle against a lone bogey in his round. He leads by one stroke over former Western Kentucky University standout Billy Tom Sargent of Georgetown, KY.

Round 1 Scores | Round 2 Starting Times | Course Statistics | Photo Gallery

Round 1 Notes:

● Field average score: 73.4

● 436 birdies posted in round one

● 34 players broke par

● Albatross made by Cooper Sears on the 544-yard par 5 Hole #1

● Easiest Hole: #1 - 535-yard par 5 (4.56)

● Hardest Hole: #9 - 512-yard par 4 (4.49)

Round two begins on Thursday at 7:30am off #1 and #10 tees at Chenal Country Club. The public is invited.

Format is 72 holes of stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 72 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play.

Entries were open to any male amateur golfer who has a current USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4 under the USGA Handicap System.

For more information on the Southern Amateur Championship including hole-by-hole scoring and round two starting times please visit:https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-amateur

Round 1 Scores

Rank Player City, State or Country Rnd 1 To Par

Rank Player City, State R1 To Par

1 Walker Lee Houston, TX 65 -6

2 Billy Tom Sargent Georgetown, KY 66 -5

T3 Parker Coody Plano, TX 67 -4

T3 Michael Sass Louisville, KY 67 -4

T3 Wilson Furr Jackson, MS 67 -4

T3 Noah Woolsey Pleasanton, CA 67 -4

T7 Peter Kuest Fresno, CA 68 -3

T7 John Keefer San Antonio, TX 68 -3

T7 Colin Kober Southlake, TX 68 -3

T7 Christopher Crabtree Australia 68 -3

T7 Ben Reichert Tampa, FL 68 -3

T7 Jimmy Zheng New Zealand 68 -3

T7 Turk Pettit Sugar Grove, NC 68 -3

T14 Shiso Go Japan 69 -2

T14 Blake Hathcoat Fresno, CA 69 -2

T14 Luke Long Fayetteville, AR 69 -2

T14 Brandon Einstein Clemmons, NC 69 -2

T14 Kyle Hogan Cypress, TX 69 -2

T14 Brayden Garrison Nolensville, TN 69 -2

T14 Ryan Grider Lewisville, TX 69 -2

T14 Andre Lautee Australia 69 -2

T14 Kyler Tate Winter Garden, FL 69 -2

T23 Chris Woollam Hilton, South Africa 70 -1

T23 Ryoto Furuya Tampa, FL 70 -1

T23 Jamie Wilson Mount Pleasant, SC 70 -1

T23 Cooper Sears Old Hickory, TN 70 -1

T23 Koichiro Ishika Tempe, AZ 70 -1

T23 Logan Sowell Lexington, SC 70 -1

T23 Philip Barbaree Shreveport, LA 70 -1

T23 Travis Vick Houston, TX 70 -1

T23 Hayden Hopewell Australia 70 -1

T23 Graysen Huff Eagle, ID 70 -1

T23 AJ Ott Fort Collins, CO 70 -1

T23 Greyson Porter Clearwater, FL 70 -1

T35 Trey Winstead Baton Rouge, LA 71 E

T35 Thomas Johnson Norman, OK 71 E

T35 Cole Anderson Camden, ME 71 E

T35 Ford Clegg Birmingham, AL 71 E

T35 Hunter Dunagan Martinez, GA 71 E

T35 Khavish Varadan Malaysia 71 E

T35 Hayden White Benton, LA 71 E

T35 Manuel Lozada Argentina 71 E

T35 Brandon Smith Las Vegas, NV 71 E

T35 Sean Wilcox Frisco, TX 71 E

T35 Tripp Kinney Des Moines, IA 71 E

T35 Brandon Smith Frisco, TX 71 E

T35 Julian Périco Peru 71 E

T35 Matthew Sharpstene Cornelius, NC 71 E

T35 Aiden Didone Australia 71 E

T35 Michael Mattiace Jacksonville, FL 71 E

T51 Tyson Reeder Edmond, OK 72 1

T51 Steffen Smith Alpharetta, GA 72 1

T51 Sam Bennett Madisonville, TX 72 1

T51 Tom Forster England 72 1

T51 Caleb Proveaux Lexington, SC 72 1

T51 Kyle Michel Australia 72 1

T51 William Walker Tuscaloosa, AL 72 1

T51 Eduardo Carrete Mexico 72 1

T51 Matthew Mclean New Zealand 72 1

T51 Miguel Delgado Ross, CA 72 1

T51 Isaiah Jackson Golden, MS 72 1

T51 Eric Bae Pinehurst, NC 72 1

T51 Andrew Spear Flower Mound, TX 72 1

T51 William Buhl Fairhope, AL 72 1

T65 Griffin Barela Lakewood, CO 73 2

T65 Paul Gonzalez Waxahachie, TX 73 2

T65 Alex Goff Kings Mountain, NC 73 2

T65 Austin Rose Tupelo, MS 73 2

T65 Brian Richards Gulf Breeze, FL 73 2

T65 Stewart Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 73 2

T65 Jay Kirchdorfer Louisville, KY 73 2

T65 AJ Beechler Pinehurst, NC 73 2

T65 Daniel Kim San Jose, CA 73 2

T65 Garrett Johnson Hayden, AL 73 2

T65 Nick Costello Austin, TX 73 2

T65 Paul Chaplet Costa Rica 73 2

T65 Sean Meehan San Antonio, TX 73 2

T65 Kerry Mountcastle New Zealand 73 2

T65 Jordan Hahn Spring Grove, IL 73 2

T65 Mason Overstreet Lowell, AR 73 2

T65 Blake Collyer Australia 73 2

T65 Cooper Dossey Austin, TX 73 2

T65 Blaine Hale Dallas, TX 73 2

T65 Ashton Poole Charlotte, NC 73 2

T65 Julien Sale Canada 73 2

T86 Sam Choi Albuquerque, NM 74 3

T86 Sam Goldenring Florham Park, NJ 74 3

T86 Levi Valadez Alamo Heights, TX 74 3

T86 William Wann Birmingham, AL 74 3

T86 Sam Goldasich Birmingham, AL 74 3

T86 Nick Duggan San Antonio, TX 74 3

T86 Varun Chopra Champaign, IL 74 3

T86 Andy Schonbaum Argentina 74 3

T86 Chip Thomas Knoxville, TN 74 3

T86 Philip Nijoka Houston, TX 74 3

T86 Quade Cummins Weatherford, OK 74 3

T86 Harry Hillier Lawrence, KS 74 3

T86 Hunter Wolcott Burns, TN 74 3

T86 Luca Filippi South Africa 74 3

T86 Kyle Cottam Knoxville, TN 74 3

T86 Charles Hillier Lawrence, KS 74 3

T86 Eddy Lai San Jose, CA 74 3

T86 Haydn Barron Australia 74 3

T86 Blake Wagoner Cornelius, NC 74 3

T86 Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, CA 74 3

T106 McCain Schellhardt Edmond, OK 75 4

T106 Easton Paxton Riverton, WY 75 4

T106 Jordan Plunkett Sterrett, AL 75 4

T106 Sean Butscher Tallahassee, FL 75 4

T106 Lane Wallace Yukon, OK 75 4

T106 Matthew Cole Fayetteville, AR 75 4

T106 Lucas Park Brazil 75 4

T106 Wil Gibson Jonesboro, AR 75 4

T106 Cody Banach Houston, TX 75 4

T106 Garrett May Texarkana, TX 75 4

T106 Drew Mathers Mobile, AL 75 4

T117 Chandler Phillips Huntsville, TX 76 5

T117 Collin Clark Midlothian, TX 76 5

T117 Tyler Johnson Knoxville, TN 76 5

T117 Allen Hamilton Louisville, KY 76 5

T117 Jackson Lalonde Lexington, KY 76 5

T117 Blake McShea Zebulon, NC 76 5

T117 Brice Wilkinson Madison, MS 76 5

T117 Connor Gaunt Cabot, AR 76 5

T117 Dawson McDaniel Bowling Green, KY 76 5

T117 Leon D'Souza Phoenix, AZ 76 5

T117 Cole Bradley West Lafayette, IN 76 5

T117 James Leow Tempe, AZ 76 5

T117 Jesus Montenegro Jacksonville, AL 76 5

T117 Jack Thompson Australia 76 5

T117 Luis Gerardo Garza Mexico 76 5

T117 Marcus Byrd Temple Hills, MD 76 5

T117 Cody Argade Deatsville, AL 76 5

T134 Charlie Flynn Alexandria, LA 77 6

T134 Jack Parker Columbia, MO 77 6

T134 Marco Steyn South Africa 77 6

T134 Connor Asarch Atlanta, GA 77 6

T134 Jimmie Massie Lynchburg, VA 77 6

T134 Sam Meek Canada 77 6

T134 Aaron Terrazas Mexico 77 6

T141 Brad Reeves Woodbridge, CA 78 7

T141 Darcy Brereton Australia 78 7

T141 Agustin Segundo Oliva Pinto Wilmington, NC 78 7

T141 Amadeo Figus Port St. Lucie, FL 78 7

T141 Michael Sanders Davidson, NC 78 7

T141 Hayden Springer Trophy Club, TX 78 7

T141 Kaiwen Liu Berkeley, CA 78 7

T148 Mark Reppe Dallas, TX 79 8

T148 Mason Nome Houston, TX 79 8

T148 John McGoogan Atlanta, GA 79 8

151 Trey Bosco Austin, TX 80 9

T152 Lucas Armstrong Church Hill, TN 82 11

T152 Micah Goulas New Iberia, LA 82 11

T152 Kymer Li Lakewood Ranch, FL 82 11

155 Oliver Whatley Rockville, MD 83 12

T156 Nick Giles Germantown, TN 84 13

T156 Devyn Pappas Jonesboro, AR 84 13

158 Scott Steed Little Rock, AR 85 14

WD Brock Ochsenreiter Nashville, TN WDI -

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