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Jon Kennedy opens Georgia Mid-Amateur with a 6-under 66
Cartersville Country Club <br>(Cartersville Country Club Photo)
Cartersville Country Club
(Cartersville Country Club Photo)
CARTERSVILLE, GA (May 19, 2017) - Jon Kennedy of Macon goes low in round one to post a 6-under-par 66, which leads the Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship by one stroke. The 36th edition of this event is taking place at Cartersville Country Club, May 19-21.

Kennedy recorded a bogey-free round of six birdies on holes one, four, six, seven, nine and 11 for the 66 total. Four players sit one stroke behind Kennedy at 5-under-par 67, including local product Cres Dodd of Calhoun, 2004 Georgia Amateur champion David Denham of Athens, three-time Georgia Mid-Amateur and two-time Georgia Amateur winner David Noll, Jr., of Dalton and Christian Raynor of Kennesaw.

The defending champion, John Engler, Jr., of Augusta, carded a round of 1-over-par 73. Through 18 holes, 23 players scored rounds in red numbers at Cartersville Country Club.

Shot of the day went to Matthew Hayes of Marietta who recorded a hole-in-one on the 194-yard 16th hole on Friday. He posted a 1-over-par 73 and is tied for 29th after round one.

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ABOUT THE Georgia Mid-Amateur

Entries: Open to male amateur golfers age 25 or older as of the first day of the championship

Field: 144 players; non-exempt players enter through one of seven statewide 18-hole qualifiers

Format: 54 holes of stroke play; field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes

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