Taylor Funk holds opening-round Northeast Amateur lead
Taylor Funk
Taylor Funk

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.

Results: Northeast Amateur
1KYHunter StewartNicholasville, KY120069-66-66-65=266
2AZKyle JonesSnowflake, AZ90069-66-72-63=270
T3TXScottie SchefflerDallas, TX70067-67-70-68=272
T3VAZach BauchouForest, VA70071-65-66-70=272
T5CAJonathan GarrickAtherton, CA70069-70-69-66=274

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ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, 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 90 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entire tournament is played in twosomes.

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