By Peter Conroy
SAN JOSE, Calif. Jan. 20, 2007—Kevin Smith, a high school senior, used the local knowledge of his home course, the Coyote Creek Golf Club, to pace the championship flight at the amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur, shooting a 5-under-par 67.
His nearest competition was Taylor Travis, who finished his round by going birdie, birdie, eagle to notch a 70.
Colin Peck, who won the last amateurgolf.com tournament, the Livermore Valley Championship, shot his third consecutive under-par round by posting a 71.
In all, their were seven golfers under par after Day 1, and two more sitting at even.
In the senior division, Mark Miller led the field with a 2-under-par 70, with his nearest competitor trailing by three strokes.
Terry Trout’s 68 was the low round in the net division.
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