The Greater Rockford Men's Golf Classic teed off this afternoon at Elliot Golf Course. Jamie Hogan is the four-time defending champion, Chris beto has won it six times but it's Eric Burch who leads the Dickerson and Nieman Golfer of the Year standings.
Burch just won last week's Aldeen Cup...Here is his birdie putt on the par five sixth hole. Needed to put a little more muscle on it. Burch finishes the first round with a one under 71. How about Chris Beto. He's no stranger to winning in Rockford. On seven, a par three with the wind at his back sticks it on the high side of the green. Beto with a shot at birdie. Needs to sink this long putt. Stretch...and it's in. Beto cooled down at finished two over. Jamie Hogan shot a 66 and is the leader.