Cherry Hills Village, CO (Sports Network) - University of Alabama All-American
Bobby Wyatt carded a 7-under par 64 Monday to grab the lead after the first
round of stroke play at the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship.
Some of the players, like Wyatt, teed off at the Cherry Hills Country Club.
He's two strokes in front of six golfers who played at the par-70 CommonGround
Those tied for second place are Justin Thomas, Chris Williams, Sebastian
Vazquez, Brandon Hagy, Max Homa and Zac Blair. Thomas is a teammate of Wyatt's
Bryson Dechambeau is one shot further back after playing his round at Cherry
Wyatt had eight birdies and a bogey during his scintillating round. Five of
those birdies were on the front nine. Ranked seventh in the World Amateur Golf
Rankings, he also birdied his final two holes.
Jack Nicklaus, an 18-time major champion, arrived at CommonGround Golf Course
to see his son, Gary, play to a 1-over 71, which was tied for 64th place.
The top 64 players after stroke play Tuesday will advance to match play, which
starts Wednesday. If players are tied following Tuesday, a playoff will be
necessary to get down to the 64 participants.
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