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Hans Risvaer takes the lead at the Dogwood Invitational

Hans Risvaer takes the lead at the Dogwood Invitational

Hans Risvaer (UCF Athletics Photo)

Hans Risvaer (UCF Athletics Photo)

After 36 holes, UCF freshman Hans Risvaer leads the loaded field at The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, by one shot at 12 under.

Risvaer has shot rounds of 65-67 to get to 12 under and has recorded 12 birdies, an eagle and one double bogey. He shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 in the second round. Risvaer won the 2023 Western Junior.

North Carolina’s Maxwell Ford and South Carolina’s Nathan Franks are T2 at 11-under. Ford finished T2 last year with Neal Shipley, the lowly 2024 amateur at the Masters.

His caddie for the tournament is his brother, David Ford, who also plays for North Carolina and is ranked No. 5 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings.

David Ford also told the Dogwood that “I should have played the Dogwood this year” so the left-hander from UNC might be in the fold next year.

Bruce Murphy of Tennessee, Garrett Engle of Chattanooga, Kye Meeks of Ole Miss and Shubham Jaglan of South Florida are in fourth place at 10 under. Meeks was the first-round leader after an opening round of 9-under 63, but a 1-under 71 in the second round dropped him to T4.

Cal State Fullerton’s Tegan Andrews, Florida State’s Patrick McCann and Kansas’ William Duquette are ranked T8 at 9 under to round out the top ten.

After the first 18 holes, Carson Bacha and Hunter Logan, the 2022 and 2023 champions, are 5-under and 4-under through the first 36 holes.

The history of this prestigious event dates back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. The modern Dogwood has moved with the times and produced outstanding champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15) and in 2019, Brandon Mancheno.

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Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast and lunch tournament days and special events.

The history of this prestigious event dates back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. The modern Dogwood has moved with the times and produced outstanding champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15) and in 2019, Brandon Mancheno. This evolution is also reflected in the innovations and layout of our courses, our relaxed tournament atmosphere and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their own golf bags (push carts are permitted) or bring a caddy. Caddies can be requested in advance during registration, or players can select one themselves.

Player housing is provided based on availability
players onlycaddies and traveling companions are not provided with housing.

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