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Return of the Champs

Former Biggs Golf Classic champions in contention after first round

Three former champions shot under par Thursday

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Anthony Maccaglia watches his shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Biggs Golf Classic, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation. Maccaglia is the 2016 champion of the Biggs Classic.

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By Malcolm Shields
Sports Editor

Friday, May 24, 2019

HERTFORD — Three of the previous four champions of the Biggs Golf Classic were part of a first-round trio at the 2019 edition of the classic Thursday at the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation.

Frank Adams III (2015 champion), Chad McCann (2017 champion) and David Gazzolo (2018 champion) began their rounds on hole No. 1 at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

All three golfers would complete their first round under par.

Adams and Gazzolo shot 2-under-par 69 and are tied with a number of golfers.

McCann is a shot behind Adams and Gazzolo as he shot 1-under-par 70.

McCann is also tied with a number of golfers at -1.

The fourth former champion in the field is Anthony Maccaglia.

Maccaglia, who won the 2016 Biggs Classic championship on a second playoff hole, shot even par 71 during his opening round Thursday.

As of Thursday afternoon, Stewart Jolly held a one-shot lead.

Jolly shot 7-under-par 64 during the first round.

He held a one-shot lead over Seth Gandy, who shot 6-under-par 65.

A handful of golfers were two shots back of Jolly as of Thursday afternoon.

Joshua Brock, Domenico Geminiani and Carter Page were two shots off the lead at -5.

Jolly is scheduled to tee off today at 12:40 p.m. from hole No. 10, while Gandy is scheduled to begin his second round on hole No. 10 at noon.

Adams, McCann and Gazzolo will begin their second rounds on the 10th tee at 1 p.m., while Maccaglia will start his second round on the first tee at 1:30 p.m.

The 2019 Biggs Golf Classic features over 120 golfers.

The winner of this week’s tournament receives a unrestricted exemption to play in the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open next week in Raleigh along with a payout of $15,000.

The second round of the tournament, which is staged by the GPro Tour, begins today at 7:30 a.m.

Click here for an updated leaderboard from Thursday’s first round.

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