|Reed Tied For U.S. Am Lead|
|Jaguar junior cards 3-under 68, senior Newman posts 78|
|Web Posted 8/23/10|
PLACE, Wash.-- Augusta State’s Patrick Reed shot a 3-under 68 Monday during the first round of stroke play in the 110th U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay.
Reed matched the competitive course record at Chambers Bay and owns a share of the lead at 3-under-par. Eight other players posted 3-under 69’s at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., with part of the afternoon wave still on the course.
Reed, a semifinalist in the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, carded three birdies and an eagle on the par-4, 521-yard 14th hole against a pair of bogeys. Making his first career appearance in the U.S. Amateur, Carter Newman managed a pair of birdies against five bogeys and two double bogeys en route to a 7-over 78.
The duo, which combined for a 5-1 record in match play during the Jaguars’ run to the National Championship in June, tee off Tuesday afternoon on The Home Course. Newman goes out at 1:50 p.m. PDT off the first tee, while Reed is in the last group of the day off the 10th tee at 2:30 PDT.
After Tuesday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying, the top 64 will advance to match play.
The starting field of 312 features 16 of the top 35 players, including six of the top 10, in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings, along with 13 of the top 25 from the final 2009-10 Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Incoming University of California freshman Byeong-Hun An is seeking to become the first repeat winner since Tiger Woods in 1994 and ’95. An defeated Clemson’s Ben Martin 7-and-5 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., last summer.
Chambers Bay is the longest course in USGA history. At 7,742 yards, it surpasses the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, which measured 7,643 yards for the 2008 U.S. Open. The previous longest U.S. Amateur course was Hazeltine National Golf Club, at 7,473 yards in 2006.
For live scoring and more information on the 2010 U.S. Amateur, visit www.2010usamateur.com.