Tarpley opens with 66 at Tennessee State Amateur
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 5, 2014) — In an event won last year by 2012 U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox, Austin Peay University senior Trey Tarpley opened up the tournament with a four-under par round of 66, holding a one-stroke advantage at the Tennessee State Amateur.

Taylor Smith sits one stroke behind after a 67 on Tuesday, while two others — Jack Smith and Taylor Davis — are two strokes behind Tarpley with two-under par 68s.

Last year's winner Fox is now a member of the Web.com Tour and has played in three events in 2014, making one cut at the Midwest Classic where he tied for 49th place.

ABOUT THE Tennessee State Amateur

Applications are open to amateurs who possess an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index of 8.0 or less from a TGA member club or course. An 18-hole stroke play qualifier is required for those who do not meet the exemption criteria. Format consists of 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60 and ties after the second round.

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