Guerin, Marty tied at Musgrove

52nd Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 6/21/19

Seven golfers are within two strokes of the lead following a blistering opening round of the 52nd Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club on Friday.

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Guerin, Marty tied at Musgrove

52nd Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational

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Seven golfers are within two strokes of the lead following a blistering opening round of the 52nd Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club on Friday.

Hoover’s Clay Guerin and Falkville’s Eli Marty overcame the field and a heat index in the triple digits to share a one-stroke advantage going into today’s second round of the three-day tournament. Both golfers shot four-under par 67s.

Haleyville’s Rob Richards and Birmingham’s Will Tyner are one stroke back at 68 while Birmingham’s Sam Goldasich, Hoover’s Jackson King and Tuscaloosa’s Eli Hodges are two strokes back at 69.

A group of six golfers — Jasper’s Patrick Minor, Opelika’s Connor Reid, Florence’s Brant Bishop, Trussville’s Noah Dennis, Orlando’s Alan Pope and Fulton, Mississippi’s Jonathan Motes — shot even par on Friday and sit four strokes back of the leader.

Guerin won the tournament in 2017, dominating the field for a five-stroke win.

Last year’s winner, Birmingham’s Sam Jeffcoat, is not in the field this year. Marty finished second to Jeffcoat in last year’s tournament, losing in a two-hole playoff. Marty shot a final round 65 to force the playoff.

Last year’s tournament was shortened to 36 holes after the second round was rained out.

Outside of the championship flight — which sees golfers compete from the blue tees — Birmingham’s Jason Moore shot a four-under par 67 for a two-stroke lead over Anniston’s Wilburn Chandler. Birmingham’s Chip Mullinax and Carbon Hill’s Jeff Burrough are three strokes back at 70.

Playing from the gold tee’s Dora’s Bill Griffin led the way with a three-under par 68.

Today’s second round starts with tee times at 7:30 a.m.

The leaders will tee off at 1:10 p.m.