ARDMORE, Penn. (June 13, 2013) -- Through
all the starting and stopping at waterlogged
Merion Golf Club, a group of the 10 amateurs
at the 2013 U.S. Open were able to make a bit
of noise in Round 1.
Only four amateurs managed to complete
their rounds. Ireland's Kevin Phelan
recent graduate from the University of North
Florida holds the low amateur lead in the
clubhouse. He shot a 1-over 71 and sits in a
tie for 35th place.
, a to-
be junior at the University of Washington and
the sixth-ranked player in the world,
according to the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com
Player Rankings, shot 2-over 70. and is tied
Cal's Michael Kim
, who rode into
Merion this week as the recent recipient of the
Haskins Award for the best player in college
golf, shot 3-over 73.
, of the
University of San Francisco, struggled with an
At one point, Pan held a share of the lead. He
made birdie on the par-4 14th but quickly
gave it back with bogeys on 16 and 17.
Six other amateurs will complete their first
rounds in the morning wave and seek to get
through their afternoon rounds below the cut
line, which will be at the top 60 players.
who's playing in his last event as an amateur
before he turns professional at next week's
Travelers Championship, is 1-under through
10 holes. That's good enough to put him in a
tie for seventh place.
year-old soon-to-be Texas Longhorn, is also
tied for seventh. He's 1-under through five
Cal's Michael Weaver
who gained entry to the field by placing
second at last year's U.S. Amateur, is 2-over
through 10 holes. His teammate Max Homa
, who's fresh of
the Pac-12 and NCAA championships, is also
2-over but through six holes.
, a recent
transfer to UNC Greensboro, is also 2-over as
all three amateurs are tied for 51st with work
to do on their first-round scorecards.
Reigning U.S. Amateur Champion Steven Fox
Tennessee Chattanooga, is 4-over through
nine holes and tied for 105th place.
All players that haven't finished their first
round will begin play at 7:15 a.m. from where
they were when play was suspended Thursday
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