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Treadway’s 69 good for ET Amateur lead

June 29th, 2012 7:52 pm by Joe Avento

Treadway’s 69 good for ET Amateur lead

ELIZABETHTON — Ben Treadway stayed patient on the golf course, and on a day where scoring was higher than usual at the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur, that was good enough for the lead.
Treadway shot a three-under-par 69 Friday to grab a one-stroke advantage after the first round of the 18th annual tournament at Elizabethton Golf Course.
“I just tried to stay patient,” said Treadway, a former Milligan College golfer working on a master’s degree at ETSU. “It was so hot out there. I’ve been in Florida for the last seven days and it was like 70 degrees there.”
James Beckner, a 15-year-old from Kingsport, shot 70 on a course where he won a junior tournament two weeks ago.
Defending champion Carlson Cox shot 71 to join 2010 champ Nick York, Dane Voss, Chip Spratlin and Tory Davis at one under.
The 69 is one of the highest first-round leading scores in the recent history of the tournament.
“It’s a bit surprising,” Treadway said. “I think a bunch of guys will be hungry tomorrow. I won’t play any differently, just try to birdie the par-fives and the easy par-fours and avoid double bogeys. I just need to avoid stupid mistakes. I did that well today.”
Dwight Scott shot 72 to post the low senior score of the day. He overcame bogeys on the first two holes to play the final 16 holes in two under par. Bryan Rodgers of Knoxville was one shot back in the 50-54 division. Tim Dinwiddie and Jackie Elliott, in the 55-59 division also shot 73, as did Bob Ross, in the 60-and-over group.
The top 30 scores plus ties after today’s second round will make the cut and qualify for Sunday. There is no cut in the senior divisions.
York was three over par through four holes before he eagled the par-five fifth and made birdies at the sixth and seventh holes.
“They’ve got some tough pins and it was hard making the adjustment coming in here,” York said. “I figured firm and fast and it’s real soft. There’s a lot of golf left. Just a little practice this afternoon a little adjustment.”
Cox was four under par when he walked up to the 15th hole, a short, uphill par-four that wrecked a few scorecards on Friday. After his approach shot spun off the green and back down the fairway, he hit his next shot over the green. A chip back down the hill ran past the hole, off the green and back into the fairway. He eventually hit the green and two-putted for a triple-bogey 7.
“I just came off almost making an eagle,” Cox said. “I was kind of chugging along. I was in between clubs. A full sand wedge would have had a lot more spin. I choked down on a 52 and it still spun off.
“Other than that hole I think I played pretty good. We have two more days. Last year I only shot three under in the first round and I won.”
Cox made the putt of the day at the par-three 10th hole, sinking a 60-footer over a ridge for birdie.
“I was just trying to get it up next to the hole,” Cox said. “I didn’t even see it. I was walking when it went in. That was a bonus.”
Cameron Dugger and Robert Wilhelm Jr. both shot 72 as only nine players in the 60-player championship field broke or matched par.
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Friday’s results
Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur
At Elizabethton Golf Course
Par 72
Championship Flight
Ben Treadway 69
James Beckner 70
Dane Voss 71
Chip Spratlin 71
Carlson Cox 71
Nick York 71
Tory Davis 71
Cameron Dugger 72
Robert Wilhelm Jr. 72
Rick Mays 73
McKeehanon Rue 73
Nick Kyte 73
Hunter O’Neal 73
Kenny Lawson 74
Chris Guy 74
Bobby Treadway 74
Bodie Bible 74
Joe Brooks 74
Cayman Ratliff 74
Darren Jernigan 74
Matt Bowers 74
Darrin Burchette 74
Jeremy Campbell 75
Jace DeVault 75
Blake Howard 75
Steve Pastorek 75
Taylor Gouge 76
Lucas Armstrong 76
Brad Burchette 76
Leif Ratliff 77
Tyler Lane 77
Michael Alread 77
Nick Cohen 77
Tyler Reynolds 78
Zac Breedlove 78
Brandon Worley 78
Ken Miller 78
Josh Taylor 78
Teddy Clawson 79
James Fender 80
Drew Poland 80
Todd Davis 80
Justin Hulbert 80
Tommy Miller 80
Dakota Norton 81
Justin Lyons 82
Colton Oaks 82
Billy Haren 82
Joseph Matherly 82
Kelly Lane 83
Zac Mullins 83
Doug Ramsey 83
Drew Mays 84
Kolby Evans 84
Jordan Persinger 84
Nick Poland 85
Jarod Van Sant 85
Les Craft 89
Troy Baker 89
Cameron Lane 90
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Seniors
50-54
Dwight Scott 72
Bryan Rodgers 73
Dave Bellessa 74
Eddie Bailey 76
Lyman Fulton 76
Tony Gouge 76
Jeff Andrews 78
Craig Stephenson 78
Joe Avento 82
Don Lester 82
Dean Johnson 92
Steve Wyatt 92
Julian Wood 94
55-59
Tim Dinwiddie 73
Jackie Elliott 73
Marc Runyan 75
Gary Hunigan 76
Danny Jones 76
Mike Poe 76
Mike Smith 76
Jimmy Whittenburg 79
Mike Emery 79
Greg Goulds 86
60-over
Bob Ross 73
Pat Kenney 74
James Norris 74
Willie Mathes 75
GaryDrinnon 76
Tom Foster 77
Billy Puckett 78
Steve Morton 79
Larry Greer 79
Charlie Johnson 81
Andy Bishop 82
Richard Ireson 84
Gary Isaacs85
Eddie Lewis 87
Jeff Taylor 87
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Match play flights
Ping Flight
Wayne Ellis Jr. def. Jon Whitson
Willie Nichols def. Joel Younce
Chris Kasting def. Jeff Scott
Tim Moore def. Eric Hensley
TaylorMade Flight
Phil Stephenson def. Wendell White
Stephen Williams def. Glenn Wynne
Robert Wilhelm def. Mickey Anselmo
Paul Johnson def. Paul Murray
Callaway Flight
Mark Dugger def. Brian Meade
Jarrod Wooten def. Dustin Dugger
Jamie Shipley def. Rick Eggers
Ron Hensley def. Brian Foster
Titleist Flight
Mitch Nidiffer def. Brian Mock
Mitch Cabe def. Brian Scott
JR Clark def. Chad Napier
Casey Goetz def. Robert Browning
Bridgestone Flight
Larry Calhoun def. Shannon Johnson
Chris Tidwell def. Jason Taylor
David Sellers def. Tommy Scott
Phil Powell def. Richard Robinson
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SATURDAY’S TEE TIMES
Match play
7:00 a.m. -- Brian Meade vs. Dustin Dugger
7:08 a.m. -- Rick Eggers vs.Brian Foster
7:16 a.m. -- Brian Mock vs. Brian Scott
7:24 a.m. -- Chad Napier vs. Robert Browning
7:32 a.m. -- Shannon Johnson vs. Jason Taylor
7:40 a.m. -- Tommy Scott vs. Richard Robinson
7:48 a.m. -- Jon Whitson vs. Joel Younce
7:56 a.m. -- Jeff Scott vs. Eric Hensley
8:04 a.m. -- Wendell White vs. Glen Wynne
8:12 a.m. -- Mickey Anselmo vs. Paul Murray
8:20 a.m. -- Mark Dugger vs. Jarrod Wooten
8:28 a.m. -- Jamie Shipley vs. Ron Hensley
8:36 a.m. -- Mitch Nidiffer vs. Mitch Cabe
8:44 a.m. -- JR Clark vs. Casey Goetz
8:52 a.m. -- Larry Calhoun vs. Chris Tidwell
9:00 a.m. -- David Sellers vs. Phil Powell
9:08 a.m. -- Wayne Ellis, Jr. vs. Willie Nichols
9:16 a.m. -- Chris Kasting vs. Tim Moore
9:24 a.m. -- Phil Stephenson vs. Stephen Williams
9:32 a.m. -- Robert Wilhelm vs. Paul Johnson
Seniors
9:45 a.m. -- Steve Wyatt, Julian Wood
9:54 a.m. -- Eddie Lewis, Jeff Taylor, Dean Johnson
10:03 a.m. -- Gary Isaacs, Jackie Elliott, Greg Goulds
10:12 a.m. -- Joe Avento, Andy Bishop, Richard Ireson
10:21 a.m. -- Mike Emery, Charlie Johnson, Don Lester
10:30 a.m. -- Larry Greer, Steve Morton, Jimmy Whittenburg
10:39 a.m. -- Craig Stephenson, Bill Puckett, Jeff Andrews
10:48 a.m. -- Mike Smith, Mike Poe, Tom Foster
10:57 a.m. -- Eddie Bailey, Gary Hunigan, Danny Jones
11:06 a.m. -- Gary Drinnon, Lyman Fulton, Tony Gouge
11:15 a.m. -- Pat Kenney, Willie Mathes, Mark Runyan
11:24 a.m. -- Bob Ross, Dave Bellessa, James Norris
11:33 a.m. -- Dwight Scott, Tim Dinwiddie, Bryan Rodgers
Championship Flight
11:45 a.m. -- Les Craft, Troy Baker, Cameron Lane
11:54 a.m. -- Kolby Evans, Nick Poland, Jarrod VanSant
12:03 p.m. -- Doug Ramsey, Drew Mays, Jordon Persinger
12:12 p.m. -- Justin Lyons, Kelly Lane, Zac Mullins
12:21 p.m. -- Joseph Matherly, Billy Haren, Colton Oakes
12:30 p.m. -- Justin Hulbert, Todd Davis, Dakota Norton
12:39 p.m. -- James Fender, Tommy Miller, Drew Poland
12:48 p.m. -- Ken Miller, Josh Taylor, Teddy Clawson
12:57 p.m. -- Tyler Reynolds, Zac Breedlove, Brandon Worley
1:06 p.m. -- Michael Alread, Nick Cohen, Leif Ratliff
1:15 p.m. -- Lucas Armstrong, Brad Burchette, Tyler Lane
1:24 p.m. -- Jace Devault, Jeremy Campbell, Taylor Gouge
1:33 p.m. -- Darren Jernigan, Steve Pastorek, Blake Howard
1:42 p.m. -- Matt Bowers, Darrin Burchette, Bobby Treadway
1:51 p.m. -- Chris Guy, Bodie Bible, Cayman Ratliff
2:00 p.m. -- Hunter O'Neal, Kenny Lawson, Joe Brooks
2:09 p.m. -- McKeehanon Rue, Rick Mays, Nick Kyte
2:18 p.m. -- Chip Spratlin, Robert Wilhelm Jr., Cameron Dugger
2:27 p.m. -- Carlson Cox, Nick York, Dane Voss
2:36 p.m. -- Ben Treadway, James Beckner, Tory Davis

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