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Kingsport's Nottingham second at Tennessee Amateur

From staff reports • Aug 8, 2018 at 12:31 AM

COLLIERVILLE — Lee Maxwell finds himself in a similar position to last year following Tuesday’s opening round of the 103rd renewal of the Tennessee Amateur Championship.

The Cookeville native will be hoping for better fortunes this year at Spring Creek Ranch, though.

Maxwell’s round consisted of six birdies and two bogeys to card a 4-under 68 to hold a one-stroke lead over Kingsport’s William Nottingham.

Maxwell and Nottingham were tied for the lead after the first day of the Tennessee Amateur in 2017 as well. Maxwell went on to play the next three rounds at 14-over par and finished tied for 45th.

“I was leading last year after the first round and didn’t play too hot after that,” Maxwell said. “I love this golf course. It’s one of my favorite ones in the state. Golf course is good, played well today ... looking forward to the next couple of days.”

Maxwell started his round on the back nine Tuesday and birdied three of the first six holes.

After a pair of bogeys to bring him back to 1-under for the day, he ended with three birdies in his final eight-hole stretch.

Nottingham, a rising junior at Clemson, got off to a hot start Tuesday as he made the turn with a 4-under 32. He had a brief hiccup with a bogey and a double, but rebounded with back-to-back birdies on his 16th and 17th holes.

There was a four-way tie for fourth place at 2 under, including Tennessee Wesleyan’s Trent Mansfield, former Lipscomb golfer Ryan Terry, 2016 Tennessee Mid-Amateur champion Philip Lee, and Tennessee-Martin’s Ross Redmont.

Tied for seventh at 1-under are Trevor Johnson (Brentwood), Zachary Smith (Bartlett), Brayden Garrison (Nolensville) and Russell Williamson (Memphis).

Six-time Tennessee Amateur champion Tim Jackson was tied for 11th at even par.

103rd ANNUAL

TENNESSEE AMATEUR

AT SPRING CREEK RANCH

First round, August 7, 2018

1. Lee Maxwell -4

2. William Nottingham -3

3. Trent Mansfield -2

3. Ryan Terry -2

3. Philip Lee -2

3. Ross Redmont -2

7. Trevor Johnson -2

7. Zachary Smith -2

7. Brayden Garrison -1

7. Russell Williamson -1

11. Brian Henson E

11. Tim Jackson E

11. Brock Ochsenreiter E

11. Michael Barnard E

11. Bo Burdette E

11. William Grisanti E

17. Jack Crosby 1

17. Jackson Skeen 1

17. Jack Smith 1

17. William Turner 1

17. Mike Albonetti 1

17. Buzz Fly 1

17. Tommy Oliver 1

17. John Tyminski 1

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