Race for second at Musgrove

Guerin pulls away from field in 2nd round

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 7/16/17

With a jammed packed leaderboard, golfers looked to separate themselves from the field during the second round of the 50th annual Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club on Saturday.

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Race for second at Musgrove

Guerin pulls away from field in 2nd round

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With a jammed packed leaderboard, golfers looked to separate themselves from the field during the second round of the 50th annual Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational at Musgrove Country Club on Saturday.

That’s exactly what Clay Guerin did.

The Hoover golfer shot an 8-under par 63 in the second round to take a five-stroke lead over a trio of golfers heading into today’s final round. Guerin entered the day in second place, one stroke behind the leader after a first-round 69. Guerin stands at 10-under par with a two-day total of 132.

Falkville’s Eli Marty, Oneonta’s Cody O’Toole and Birmingham’s Mike Greer are tied for second place at 137.

O’Toole, Marty and Ben Follett entered the day tied atop the leaderboard. Both O’Toole and Marty followed up his 68 with a 69 while Follett shot a second-round 72 and sits eight strokes back at 140. Today’s final foursome will tee off at 1:10 p.m.

Birmingham’s Claude Cooper and Charles Noto are tied for fifth at 138, Birmingham’s Joey Fortner is seventh at 139. Homewood’s Joseph Bolen and Follett are tied for eighth at 140 with Cordova’s Brent Borden and Decatur’s Andrew Lowry rounding out the top 10 at 141.

Both defending champion Garrett Johnson of Kimberly and six-time tournament champion Steve Hudson are 10 strokes back at 142.

Four golfers are tied atop the Championship B Flight. Chase Kennedy of Morris, Caleb O’Toole of Oneonta, Alan Pope of Orlando and Justin Pratt of Pelham each stand at 143 after two rounds. Pratt had one of the best rounds of the day on Saturday, shooting a six-under par 65.

Jasper’s Sonny Peake, Kimberly’s Connor Bruce and Florence’s Bryant West are tied for the Championship C Flight lead at 148.

Outside of the championship flights, Decatur’s Kyle Taggart leads the fourth flight at 137, Fayette’s Bob Renfroe, Jasper’s Bradd Whitaker, Jasper’s Brian Alexander, Berry’s Will Tyner, Dora’s Bill Griffin’s and Trinity’s Marc Wallace are tied for the lead in the fifth flight at 148.

In the sixth flight, McCalla’s Patrick Jones, Jasper’s Craig Dennis and Pleasant Grove’s Danny Simmons are tied for the lead at 153.

Dora’s Greg Benefield, Jasper’s Rodney Kimbrell and Jasper’s Alan Johnson are tied for the seventh flight lead at 158, Guin’s Robert Hendrix, Jasper’s Ted Killingsworth and Florence’s Scott Clark lead the eighth flight at 164. Jasper’s Patrick Darwin and Pat Ware lead the ninth flight with a 170 total.