Stratham, NH (Sports Network) - Max McGreevy carded a 4-under 68 on Monday to
take a 2-stroke lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Junior
The Oklahoma resident played the back nine first at The Golf Club of New
England. He collected birdies on the 12th and 16th, but stumbled to a bogey at
No. 18 to turn at 1-under par.
McGreevy carded back-to-back birdies at third and fourth before faltering to
another bogey on the par-5 fifth. McGreevy came right back with birdies at six
and seven to reach 4-under. He parred his last two holes to lead after the
Jim Liu, who won this title in 2010, posted a 2-under 70 and was joined in
second place by Joshua Lee, Nicolas Echavarria and Andrew Bonner. Liu was the
youngest winner in event history.
Andrej Bevins and Tom Swanson shared sixth place at 1-under 71.
Floridians Ryan Stovash and Clancy Waugh headline a group of 12 players at
Andy Zhang, 14, and Beau Hossler were two of the big stories this year at the
U.S. Open. Zhang was the youngest competitor ever, while Hossler contended for
the first three days.
Zhang is tied for 31st at 2-over 74. Hossler struggled to a 5-over 77 and
shares 83rd place. He'll have to post a good round Tuesday to make the match
play portion of the championship.
The second round of stroke play will be contested on Tuesday. The match play
portion of the championship runs from Wednesday to Saturday.
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