Lee and Taylor Wrap Up First Round At U.S. Amateur

Aug. 24, 2009

• Scoring

Tulsa, Okla. -- Day one of the Men's U.S. Amateur in Tulsa, Okla., proved to be a tough one for most of the 312 competitors, including Washington Husky golfers Richard Lee and Nick Taylor.

Only five players scored under par on the day, led by the 2-under 68 fired by solo leader Tim Jackson.

With two tracks being used to accommodate the large field, Lee fared best among the two Huskies, carding a first round 4-over 74 on the Cedar Ridge Country Club course. Taylor struggled his way to a 10-over 80 on the Southern Hills Country Club course.

Taylor birdied his first hole of the day, but would only card one more during his round. He bogeyed 12 holes, six on each side.

Lee was more steady, but only managed one birdie while scoring five bogeys during his day.

Lee is one of 26 players sitting tied for 62nd place, while Taylor is tied for 236th place with a handful of golfers. The top 64 scorers in the field advance to match play, beginning Wednesday at the Southern Hills Country Club.

The Husky duo will lick their wounds and switch courses for Tuesday's final round of stroke play. Lee will tee off at 7:20 am PT on the Southern Hills course, while Taylor will tee off at 6:00 am PT on the Cedar Ridge track.

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