U.S. Open: Fitzpatrick, Goss share low am lead
12 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: U.S. Open Golf Championship, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Matthew Fitzpatrick Rankings

Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick

PINEHURST, N.C. (June 12, 2014) -- Matthew Fitzpatrick and Oliver Goss both carded 1-over 71s and share the lead in the race for the low amateur at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

Fitzpatrick, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, birdied four holes in his first U.S. Open round and appeared high on the leaderboard early in the day. This will be his final tournament as an amateur.

Goss, the Australian who lost to Fitzpatrick in the U.S. Amateur final at The Country Club of Brookline last summer, was a bit more consistent during his round. He had birdies on Nos. 4 and 10 before a double-bogey six on No. 11. He bounced back, though, parring out to remain tied with Fitzpatrick.

The duo is tied for 36th place and sits six shots back of first-round leader Martin Kaymer.

Stanford's Maverick McNealy carded a 4-over 74 and is tied for 88th.

Entering Round 2, several amateurs have work to do to have a chance at staying under the cut line.

Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart (5-over), Illinois' Brian Campbell (6-over) and Cory Whitsett of Alabama and junior Will Grimmer (both shot 7-over) have an inside shot of getting into the weekend.

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