Kirk top ’Dog at Dogwood

Monday, February 14, 2011

GOLFWEEK STAFF

Chris Kirk shot 5-under 66 Friday to take a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Dogwood Invitational

Kirk (pictured), who recently completed his senior season at Georgia, is two shots ahead of former teammate Brian Harman (67) and 36-hole leader Danny Lee (69) from New Zealand.

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Luke Hopkins shot his third consecutive 67 to sit in fourth at 12 under par. Wake Forest's Webb Simpson shot 63 – matching Harman’s first-round score for the low round of the tournament – to move into fifth.

Nine of the 37 players to make the 54-hole cut have Georgia ties.

Kirk, Harman, junior Michael Green (sixth), incoming freshman Russell Henley (T-9), assistant coach Ryan Hybl (T-11), junior Adam Mitchell (T-23), incoming freshman Lowery Thomas (T-30), Brendon Todd (T-30), who recently completed his senior season, and Patrick Reed (T-30), who has made a verbal commitment to play for Georgia in fall 2008, made the cut.

Scores with relation to par from the thirdround of the Dogwood Invitational, played June 29 at the par-71,6,833-yard Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta:

  1. Chris Kirk 68-64-66--198
    -15 2. Brian Harman 63-70-67--200
    -13 2. Danny Lee 66-65-69--200
    -13 4. Luke Hopkins 67-67-67--201
    -12 5. James Simpson 69-70-63--202
    -11 6. Michael Green 70-68-67--205
    -8 7. Jon Curran 68-69-69--206
    -7 7. Ben Martin 67-69-70--206
    -7 9. Michael Thompson 72-68-67--207
    -6 9. Russell Henley 69-69-69--207
    -6 11. Dustin Johnson 69-70-69--208
    -5 11. Dave Womack 66-74-68--208
    -5 11. Ryan Hybl 69-72-67--208
    -5 11. Chesson Hadley 70-70-68--208
    -5 15. Billy Whalen 73-70-67--210
    -3 15. Colt Knost 66-73-71--210
    -3 17. Bryce Ledford 72-67-72--211
    -2 17. Michael Morrison 73-69-69--211
    -2 19. Garrett Osborn 71-74-67--212
    -1 19. Jamie Arnold 68-76-68--212
    -1 19. Andrew Georgiou 72-72-68--212
    -1 19. Richie Gallichan 72-68-72--212
    -1 23. Rory Hie 71-75-67--213
    E 23. Glenn Northcutt 70-72-71--213
    E 23. Gator Todd 71-72-70--213
    E 23. Kevin Chappell 71-73-69--213
    E 23. Tarik Can 68-69-76--213
    E 23. Jonathon Hodge 71-72-70--213
    E 23. Adam Mitchell 73-72-68--213
    E 30. Patrick Reed 67-77-70--214 + 1 30. Brendon Todd 70-74-70--214 + 1 30. Ray Beaufils IV 74-73-67--214 + 1 30. James Gunn 76-69-69--214 + 1 30. Lowery Thomas 74-71-69--214 + 1 30. Cole Isban 70-71-73--214 + 1 30. Philip Pettitt 71-70-73--214 + 1 30. Tyson Alexander 73-70-71--214 + 1