FLOSSMOOR, Ill. (August 26, 2014) — Six players were under par on day one at the Illinois Mid-Amateur, but it was Andrew Price going the lowest of them all. His 69 has him one shot ahead of the field after the first round.
Price, a recent match play qualifier at the U.S. Amateur from Lake Bluff, Ill., made a bogey on the seventh hole after six pars, then starting with a three on the par-four ninth, Price closed bogey-free with four birdies to shoot three-under.
Last year's defending champion, and four-time winner Todd Mitchell struggled to a 74 on Tuesday and is five shots back.
Michael Natale is alone in second place at 70, though he did bogey to of his last three holes.
Four players are only two shots behind after day one, and in all, 12 golfers in within four shots of Price. The field will play 36 more holes beginning Wednesday morning and concluding on Thursday at Flossmoor Country Club.