13 Birdies and an Eagle to shoot 57 (-15)…WOW!
Low scores are fairly common at the Dogwood Invitational, a notable men’s amateur event held at Druid Hill Golf Club in Atlanta. Webb Simpson shot a course-record 60 during a practice round in 2007, then shot consecutive 63s to win the event. Rory Hie shot the competitive course record with a 62 in the final round in 2008 to win the event. Brian Harman won with a closing 66 in 2009, Michael Johnson with a 64 in 2013 and Nate McCoy with a 65 in 2011. The winner’s final-round score in the last decade has been no worse than a four-under 68.
But during Thursday afternoon’s third round, Alex Ross took red numbers at the Dogwood to, well, a new low. The 20-year-old Atlanta native who will be a junior at Davidson next fall shot a 15-under 57, making 13 birdies and an eagle. After shooting a 30 on his front nine, Ross shot a nine-under 27 on the back.