Eagles lift Harlock up the leaderboard in Monroe Invitational
Cameron Harlock leads after round 1 of the Monroe (Credit: North Texas)
felt right at home in Rochester, NY during round one of the Monroe Invitational, even though he is 8,800 miles from his homeland of New Zealand.
His opening round 66 was mainly built on hole Nos. 9-13 when he made two birdies and back-to-back eagles. The only blemishes on his card came on the fifth and sixth holes where he made bogey.
It's a busy leaderboard at the top, as a total of 20 golfers are within four strokes of Harlock with 54 holes remaining at the Donald Ross-designed Monroe Golf Club.
Four players are just one shot behind Harlock at 3-under par. Canadian Matthew Anderson
has one win under his belt this year in the Glencoe Invitational. He also earned medalist honors in U.S. Amateur qualifying at Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. Anderson carded six birdies, including five birdies in his first 12 holes, but a double bogey on 14 and a bogey on 16 tripped him up.
, a Vanderbilt commit from Wellesley, Mass. also shot 67 in round one. A 31 on the back nine was highlighted by an eagle on the 12th hole.
Among the eight players that shot 68 is local Aiden Spampinato
. Spampinato is a student at Methodist University in North Carolina who played in a qualifier to earn a spot in the Monroe for the second straight year.
from Lexington, Ky and Ryan Hart
from Naples, Fla. round out the group at 3-under par. Both players were steady throughout their rounds, Doyle made five birdies and Hart tallied four.
Related: Monroe Invitational Preview
ABOUT THE The Monroe Invitational
The Monroe Invitational is held at Monroe Golf Club
in Pittsford, NY, and is one of the oldest amateur
tournaments in the United States, dating back to its
first playing in 1937. The course is a Donald Ross
design that is a Golfweek Top 100 Classic Course.
The tournament is a 72 hole stroke play event with a
54 hole cut. Invitations are sent out to exempt
players in early February, but the Tournament
Committee would encourage any interested players
to apply for a non-exempt invitation through the
View Complete Tournament Information