Vick, Bennett lead the amateur contingent at the U.S. Open
Travis VIck (L) and Sam Bennett
Travis VIck (L) and Sam Bennett

Travis Vick (Houston, Texas) and Sam Bennett (Madisonville, Texas) each opened the 122nd U.S. Open Championship with rounds of even-par 70, to lead the pack of 15 amateurs chasing the low amateur medal at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Vick, fresh off of helping the University of Texas capture the NCAA Championship in the Arizona desert, and Texas A&M's Bennett, each had steady rounds with two birdies and two bogeys each. Each ended the day four shots behind leader Adam Hadwin.

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Early on Thursday, it was U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad making headlines, getting to 3 under through 11 holes for a share of the lead. But a shank on the 13th hole contributed to a poor finish, as Hagestad stumbled to a 3-over 73.

The 2021 U.S. Amateur runner-up Austin Greaser also found himself going from lead-chasing to cut-chasing in round one, going from 2 under at the turn to a 2-over 72.


70 Sam Bennett
70 Travis Vick
72 Austin Greaser
72 Adrien Dumont de Chassart
73 Stewart Hagestad
73 Keita Nakajima
75 William Mouw
75 Laird Shepherd
75 Maxwell Moldovan
76 Charlie Reiter
77 Michael Thorbjornsson
77 Ben Lorenz
78 Nick Dunlap
79 Fred Biondi
83 Caleb Manuel

Results: U.S. Open
T43TXTravis VickHouston, TX60070-69-76-73=288
T49TXSam BennettMadisonville, TX50070-73-74-73=290
T61OHAustin GreaserVandalia, OH50072-70-76-79=297
64CAStewart HagestadNewport Beach, CA50073-70-79-77=299
MCMAMichael ThorbjornsenWellesley, MA077-69=146

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The U.S. Open is the biggest of the 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. Open to amateurs and professionals.

The USGA intends to make the U.S. Open the most rigorous, yet fair, examination of golf skills, testing all forms of shot-making. The USGA prepares the course after careful consideration of 14 different factors.

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