Palmetto Amateur: Reach takes 1st-round lead

AIKEN, S.C. - Nicholas Reach shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to build a four-shot lead after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur.

Reach, 18, of Moscow, Pa., who will be a freshman at Georgia, posted nine birdies against one bogey on the 6,713-yard Palmetto Golf Club course.

Tyler Duncan of Columbus, Ind., and Stephen Carney of Tulsa, Okla., are tied for second at 66. John Engler of Augusta, Ga., shot 67 to stand alone in fourth.

Corbin Mills, one of the amateur game's hottest players this summer after consecutive victories in the U.S. Amateur Public Links and The Players Amateur, shot 68 and is among seven golfers tied for fifth.

Results For Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament
T1ALWill McCurdyFt. Payne, AL70068-66-67-69--270
T1PANicholas ReachMoscow, PA50062-69-69-70--270
3MalaysiaArie FauziMalaysia40071-69-64-68--272
4SCCorbin MillsEasley, SC40068-66-68-71--273
T5SCMark JoyeColumbia, SC40068-72-69-67--276

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ABOUT THE Palmetto Amateur

72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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