Renner Leads Hooters' Dothan Classic

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Dothan, AL (September 5, 2009)… Opening round leader Jim Renner (Plainville, MA) posted rounds of 66-70-66 to regain the lead at the Dothan Classic presented by Michelob Ultra posting a fourteen under par total of 202 through three rounds.

The Massachusetts native will take a three stroke advantage into Sunday’s final round over Russell Knox (Jacksonville Beach, FL) who fired a third round 65 to finish at eleven under par 205.

Wil Wilcox (Pell City, AL) posted ten under par 206 and will begin the final round four strokes back while Michael Lavery (Mission Viejo, CA) finished at nine under 207, five strokes off the pace.

A group of five golfers will begin the final round six strokes back of Renner after finishing at eight under par 208. This group includes Bronson LaCassie (Queensland, Australia), Ben Briscoe (Wales), Travis Bertoni (Paso Robles, CA), Chris Wilson (Dublin, OH) and current NGA Hooters Tour money leader Ted Potter (Silver Springs, FL).

Five time Alabama Open champion Todd Bailey (Spanish Fort) and Former University of Georgia golfer David Miller (Daphne) head up the rest of the Alabama Contingency at the Dothan Classic after finishing at five under par 211 while Dothan native Heath West finished at two under par 214.

Final round tee times at the Dothan Classic presented by Michelob Ultra will begin at 7:30AM Sunday with the leaders teeing off at 9:20AM.

The total purse for The Dothan Classic presented by Michelob Ultra is $200,000 with $33,566 going to the winner.