Andrew Cortez, PGA Assistant Professional at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont., shot a first- round score of 1-under-par, 71, to take a one stroke lead over Kelbi Lee, PGA Head Professional at Black Bull in Bozeman, Mont.  Kelbi’s brother, Renzi Lee, PGA Head Professional at Lake Hills Golf Club in Billings, Mont., shot a round of 2-over-par, 74, to stand alone in 3rd place after the first round of the 2019 JC Golf Accessories RMSPGA Yellowstone Chapter Championship, supported by Antigua, The PGA TOUR and OMEGA.

The Championship is being contested at the 6,800 yard, par 72, layout at Big Sky (Montana) Resort Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday, September 23-24.  The final round will begin play at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24.

The Rocky Mountain Section would like to thank Big Sky Resort Golf Course host PGA Professional Mark Wehrman and his staff for hosting the event and for their hospitality.  Sincere appreciation goes to Chris Jenkins of JC Golf Accessories for supporting the Members and Associates of the Yellowstone Chapter.  Thanks also to Antigua, and representative Charley Carlson, The PGA TOUR and OMEGA.

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