Three Savannah golfers in contention at first-ever Sam Burns Classic


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Athletes get an extra sense of pride when they play in front of a home crowd and it’s seemed to work wonders for a group of Savannah golfers’ game.

Three area golfers, led by Savannah Country Day star Reed Lotter, sit within the Top 5 of their respective divisions after two rounds of the Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Club in Savannah.

In the male division, Lotter fired a 3-under second round and sits tied for first at 7-under on the tournament. In the female division Savannah native Kate Barber is solo fourth at 1-under and Savannah Christian standout Mary Miller is right behind her in fifth place with a score of 1-over.

The winner of the male division will play in the 2022 Club Car Championship — a Korn Ferry Tour event also held at The Landings Club annually. Lotter earned a sponsor’s exemption to the Tour event last year, but could play his way into another professional start with a good final round at his home course Thursday.

“It definitely is a huge advantage being able to sleep in your bed and you know the course, but I think there’s some added pressure too because everyone expects you to do well,” Lotter explained. “I put that same pressure on myself — I want to do well. At the same time, it’s just golf. It’s one shot at a time, just like the Korn Ferry Tour, and you take it from there.”

The following are area golfers’ tee times for Thursday’s final round:

  • Reed Lotter (Tied for 1st in male division): 10 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Kate Barber (4th in female division): 8:20 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Mary Miller (5th in female division): 8:20 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Camila Burnett (Tied for 9th in female division): 8:10 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Thomas Henderson (Tied for 14th in male division): 9:20 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Hughes Threlkeld (Tied for 20th in male division): 8:50 a.m. off Hole #1
  • Hayden Price (24th in female division): 8:30 a.m. off Hole #10
  • Charlie Miller (Tied for 37th in male division): 9:10 a.m. off Hole #10
  • Mark Greene (54th in male division): 10 a.m. off Hole #10

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