Thursday Sept 18, 2008
Evans,Ga--South Aiken product and former PGA pro Matt Hendrix fired a first round -7 63 and stands two shots back after round one of the Kandy Waters Memorial Classic Golf Tournament.
Hendrix is one of many local guys competiting in the NGA Hooter's Tour event at Bartram Trail in Columbia County. He birided five of the last nine holes and had the lead after the morning groupings only to see South Carolina's Adam Hart fire a 61.
Last week's winner and former Augusta State golfer Major Manning is five shots off the lead after a 66. Also tied at that number, one of the amateur's from last year's Masters, Michael Thompson.
Kandy Waters Memorial Classic Tournament is in its first year at Bartram Trail. It was originally going to be played at Jones Creek Golf Club, but a change in ownership prompted the move to the Columbia County course.