Lepp Opens U.S. Amateur with 70

Aug. 23, 2005

Ardmore, PA - Washington senior James Lepp shot even-par 70 Monday to open play at the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship in Ardmore, Pa. While he trails tournament leader Charlie Beljan by six strokes, Lepp had the third best round of the players who began the tournament on the Merion Golf Club course. Beljan and most of the other leaders began the tournament on the par-70 Philadelphia Country Club.

Tuesday the golfers will play the opposite course in the final round of stroke play. Match play, which takes place Wednesday through Sunday, will be played on the Merion Course.

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