Setterstrom posts 64 from first group of the day, leads Alabama Open by 2; Cole 4 again; plus, one other ACC ace, Dub Ellis pairings
By East Alabama Sports activities At present
GADSDEN – Speak about setting the tone.Cell professional Steven Setterstrom went out within the first group of the day and posted an 8-under-par 64 for everybody to shoot at within the opening spherical of the Alabama Open at Twin Bridges Golf Membership.Everybody chased it. No person reached it.The previous College of Alabama participant’s spherical stood up by the day and he took a two-shot lead over Huntsville professional Rovonta Younger and Fort Payne beginner Hunter Hawkins.Wesley Hunter of Birmingham is fourth after a 67 and present Calhoun County Golf Tour factors chief Ty Cole is fifth after a 68.Setterstrom made 9 birdies in his spherical, however completed with a bogey on 18.
Younger, 26, and Hawkins, 31, each performed bogey-free with an eagle on the par-5 fifteenth. Hawkins, a former UAB and Jacksonville State participant, performed the entrance 9 in 4-under and Younger was 5-under on the again. Younger, a former Alabama A&M participant, scored his first professional victory on the World Golf Village in March.Cole, who received the 2021 County Tour season opener at Twin Bridges in April, began the day scorching, making back-to-back birdies twice on the again 9 to show in 4-under. He acquired it to 5-under with a birdie on the par-5 fifth, then bogeyed his ultimate gap of the day.He performed in the identical group with Younger and so they’ll be paired in the identical group off No. 1 Saturday.Among the many different native gamers within the discipline, Pine Hill’s Cory Etter shot 74, Cider Ridge director of golf Jammie Lett and Centre beginner Nick Sawyer each shot 76, and Anniston beginner Trevor Lane shot 78.Etter hit 15 greens and made two birdies in his spherical, however performed the again in 2-over with a double bogey on No. 10 by leaving his second shot within the penalty space and a bogey on 18.“I didn’t make many putts and didn’t capitalize on the quick holes that I wanted to,” Etter stated. “I solely made two birdies. Want extra tomorrow.”Lett acquired off to a great begin on the again with two birdies in his first 4 holes, however then his putter left him. He three-putted for par on the par-5 15thand then performed his final 12 holes in 6-over. He shot 41 on the entrance coming house and completed with 39 putts within the spherical.“That sums it up,” he stated, “however that’s form of how I’ve performed all yr. You’ll be able to’t shoot a great rating when you’ve gotten 5 three-putts. The course, I assumed, was arrange nice and it performed nice. I’ve acquired to determine a option to make a putt tomorrow.”ALABAMA OPEN(First spherical, high 10)Steven Setterstrom, Cell 31-33—64a-Hunter Hawkins, Fort Payne 32-34—66Rovonta Younger, Huntsville 35-31—66Wesley Hunter, Birmingham 32-35—67a-Ty Cole, Albertville 36-32—68Todd Bailey, Daphne 34-35—69a-Garrison Guthrie, Auburn 36-33—69a-Frankie Wade Jr., Hoover 35-35—70Austin Gean, Florence 37-33—70Matt Luther, Cell 34-36—70OthersCory Etter, Anniston 36-38—74Jamie Lett, Rainbow Metropolis 41-35—76a-Trevor Lane, Anniston 40-38—78a-amateurANOTHER ACC ACE: For the second time in as many days a participant at Anniston Nation Membership scored a hole-in-one. Marshal Ghee aced No. 5 Friday and his complete group celebrated.The shot was witnessed by Jack and Ross Svensen, Taylor Jones, Tyler Huckaby and Charlie Smith.Will Broome aced No. 16 on the course Thursday.DUB ELLIS INVITATIONAL: Listed here are Saturday’s first-round pairings for the Dub Ellis Invitational at Cherokee County Nation Membership.
8:20 a.m.: Brian Johnson, Ross Johnson, Scott Petty, Johnny Nyman9:10: Scotty Mcfry, Steve Baker, Phillip Hick, Tim Hill9:20: Colin Edwards, Ian Edwards, Lynn Smith9:30: Craig Watts, P.J. Watts10:00: Kyle Burgess, Kurt Duryea, Jeremy Reiger, Randall McCullough10:30: Heath Hammond, Billy McCroskey11:30: David Garrett, Carson Garrett, Paul Wynn, Christian Stinson