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Greer teams with Daly, who ends 11-under along with Weekley

Last year, amateur Ryan Greer paired with good friend and then Nationwide Tour pro Scott Stallings, a PGA Tour champ this season, to win the inaugural South College Shootout at Fox Den Country Club.

This season, Greer, golf head coach at Webb School of Knoxville, drew John Daly, 1991 PGA and 1995 British Open champ. “Very nice, down-to-earth guy,” Greer said about Daly, as the pair finished third Tuesday, Aug. 23. Daly went on to finish 11-under during last weekend's News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot at FDCC.

“On 15, [Daly] wanted to know if he should drive the green or play smart, and I said, 'Well, it's either we try to win or you can just try to kinda slap something in the fairway or hit it over the tree.' ... He decided to just hit it down the fairway,” Greer said.

“He told me, 'Just club down a little bit on 16,' and I did and luckily it worked out well for us.”

About FDCC's course, Daly said, “What's cool about here, you've got four par fives. So you know you're going to make some birdies and it gives you some confidence going into next week.

“It kinda reminds me of, like, a Bob Hope golf course,” he added.

Playing the FDCC course for the first time since 2006, PGA Tour veteran Boo Weekley finished 11-under.

“Right now, it's in the best shape I remember it in,” Weekley said after his Friday round. “The bunkers are excellent.”

It's always a good place to come back to because If you go around here and play halfway decent you can make birdies,” he added.


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