By Matt Hill
Former winner Bryan Sangid put up a 64 Friday to lead Carlson Cox by three strokes after first-round play at the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur Golf Tournament at Elizabethton Golf Course.
Lucas Armstrong came in with a 68 while this year’s Tillinghast winner Craig Reasor is five strokes back after shooting a 69. Brandon Worley also came through with a 69.
Former Hampton High standout Chris Guy came through with a round of 70 and former Elizabethton High star Taylor Gouge and Nick Cohen are seven back with a 71.
Sangid won this event in 2004, and nine years later he is the man to beat again.
In the Seniors 50-54, Dwight Scott shot a 67 to lead with Mike Poe leading the 55-59 seniors with a 69 and Eddie Bailey heads up the 60 and over seniors with a 76.
Flight winners include (Ping Flight: Tim Moore, Eric Hensley, Billy Dixon, Wayne Ellis, Jr.); Titlelest Flight: JR Clark, Chris Tidwell, Jim Love, Troy Baker); (Callaway Flight: Anthony Stout, Jacob Davis, Mitch Nidiffer, David Sellers); (Taylor Made: Jamie Shipley, Dylan Bailey, Ron Hensley, Joe Avento); Bridgestone Flight: Robert Browning, George Gallaway, Carroll Deaton, Wendell White).