Florida Open: Amateur Ethan Marcus one back after First Round
Ethan Marcus <br>(Nova Southeastern Athletics Photo)</br>
Ethan Marcus
(Nova Southeastern Athletics Photo)

WINTER PARK, FL (July 15, 2016) -- Rising Nova Southeastern junior Ethan Marcus is one of just two amateurs in the top-10 after the first round of the Florida Open. Marcus is one-stroke back after the first day of play at Interlachen Country Club thanks to a 3-under 69.

Starting on the 10th hole Marcus birdied his opening hole, the first of his five throughout the day against just two bogeys.

The second lowest amateur in the first round was Christian Vozza at 1-under and tied for eighth.

Professionals Alan Morin, Caleb Johnson and Matt Cote are all tied for first at 4-under.

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ABOUT THE Florida Open

The Florida Open is open to PGA golf professionals, amateur golfers, and other professional golfers who meet the eligibility requirements. The Florida Open has a rich history that dates back to 1942 and includes notable champions, such as Bob Murphy, Gary Koch, Charles Owens, Bruce Fleisher, John Huston, Dudley Hart, and Bart Bryant among others.

Professionals and Amateurs can qualify for the Championship through local qualifying. Exemptions are available through State Amateur Championships & PGA Section Events. Format will be 54-holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36-holes.

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