Former champs struggle at Oglethorpe

By DaShawn Brown - email

WILMINGTON ISLAND, GA (WTOC) – It was a tale of two greens for the returning champions at the Oglethorpe Invitational.

For the fairy tale, it was 2005 champion Jack Hall, who shot a round-one best 66.   Canada's Greg Doherty also shot 66 Friday, to grab a share of the lead.

For return champs Brendan Gillins and Doug Hanzel, round one was more of a nightmare.

Gillins struggled on the Wilmington Island course, coming in with a +4 finish, while Hanzel shot a round one 73.

"It's a lot more pressure," said Gillins of playing as a return champion.  "I feel since this is my home course, I should go out and play well and contend and I don't think I handled it as well as I should have today."

First tee Saturday is set for 7:30am.

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