Midway, UT (Sports Network) - Jace Long and Cheng-Tsung Pan both shot 4-under
67 on Monday to share the lead after one round of the U.S. Amateur Public
The pair holds a 1-stroke advantage over James Erkenbeck, whose 3-under 68 put
him alone in third place after the first of two stroke play rounds at Soldier
Hollow Golf Course.
Seven players share fourth at 2-under 69 -- Dan Horner, Payne Gniewek, Michael
Kim, Kevin Aylwin, Justin Keiley, Bryson Dechambeau and Jordan Wetsch.
Long and Pan took two different routes to their 67s.
Long, from Dixon, Missouri, started play on the back nine and carded four
birdies and two bogeys to make the turn at minus-2. The University of Missouri
golfer moved to 5-under by draining three birdies in his first five holes on
the front side, but followed that run with back-to-back bogeys. However, a
birdie at the eighth pushed him to 4-under.
Pan, a native of Taiwan who plays at the University of Washington, made the
turn at minus-1 after recording two birdies and a bogey on his front nine. He
then carded a clean back nine that included three birdies.
Derek Ernst, last year's runner-up, shot a 1-under 70 and is one of seven
players tied in 11th place.
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