Taylor Funk holds opening-round Northeast Amateur lead
RUMFORD, R.I. — Taylor Funk, a sophomore at the University of Texas, worked around three bogeys on day one of the Northeast Amateur to post five-under 64 and lead by a stroke.
Funk, who is the son of PGA Tour and Champions Tour player Fred Funk, began his round on hole 10 of Wannamoisett Country Club and finished eagle-birdie on the back side to springboard the rest of his round. He reached the front side, making two more birdies at 1 and 2 before going even his last seven holes to shoot 64 at the 6,700-yard par-69.
Trailing just one back of Funk is New Zealand's Nick Voke, who is a junior at Iowa State. Voke was just even-par through 10 before making four birdies in his last eight holes to post four-under.
A pair of SEC golfers, LSU's Zach Wright and Vanderbilt's Theo Humphrey, are tied for third at three-under.
In total, 17 players broke par on day one, including defending champion Stewart Jolly who carded two-under 67 and is tied for fifth.
ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur
The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners,
including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald,
Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton, and David Duval. It
has been annually held at the Donald Ross-designed
Wannamoisett Country Club since 1962. The event is
limited to 84 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes
and the entirety tournament is played in twosomes.
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