|Three Jags At Western Am|
|Norlander paces trio with 3-under 68, tied for second|
|Web Posted 8/3/10|
Ill.-- Augusta Stateís Henrik Norlander registered a 3-under 68 Tuesday afternoon in the opening
round of the 108th Western Amateur at Skokie Country Club in suburban Chicago.
Norlander, a two-time All-American for the Jaguars, carded four birdies against a single bogey. He is tied for second place and just one shot off the lead held by Auburnís Blayne Barber.
Eastern Michiganís Cam Burke, the Canadian Amateur Champion, and Southern Cal incoming freshman Jeffrey Kang share second with Norlander. Seven players are tied for fifth at 2-under 69.
ASUís Mitch Krywulycz posted a 3-over 74 and is 67th, while Patrick Reed managed a 78 and is tied for 124th. Twenty nations are represented among the 156-player field, which includes 80 of the worldís top 300 amateurs.
The Western Amateur is hosted by The Western Golf Association, which was founded in 1899 by 11 Chicago-area golf clubs. Today, more than 500 member clubs in states throughout the nation support the WGA, which conducts three national golf championships and sponsors the nationally acclaimed Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships.
The WGA also hosts the PGA Tourís BMW Championship, the third of the Tourís four playoff events, at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Ill.
For more information on the Western Amateur, visit www.thewesternamateur.com.