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Crouch Opens With 74 At U.S. Amateur Championship

DENVER – Florida Southern junior men’s golfer Tim Crouch opened up play here Monday afternoon in the 112th United States Amateur Golf Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club.

Crouch, who is playing in third national USGA tournament in the last six years, opened the first round of stroke-play qualifying by shooting a three-over par 74 on the par 71, 7,409-yard Cherry Hills course to stand in a tie for 119th place with 27 other golfers.

The field of 312 golfers in this year’s 112th U.S. Amateur Championship will play two rounds of stroke play qualifying, before the field is reduced to the top 64 lowest scorers, who will then play six rounds of match play beginning on Wednesday. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Crouch, who was named to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll this past spring for the Moccasins, opened Monday’s round by firing a two-over par 38 on the back nine as he teed off from the No. 10 hole, before carding a one-over par 36 on the front nine to conclude the round. Crouch recorded three birdies, 10 pars, four bogeys and one double bogey in his round.

The top 64 lowest scorers following Tuesday’s second round will advance to the match play portion of the tournament.

University of Alabama sophomore All-American Bobby Wyatt sits atop the leaderboard as he fired a seven-under par 64 to take a one shot lead over six players, who all shot 5-under-par 65's at the par-70, 7,378-yard CommonGround Golf Course, which is a companion course to Cherry Hills for stroke play.

Crouch will conclude stroke play competition on Tuesday at 10:10 a.m. EDT from the No. 1 tee on the CommonGround Golf Course. 

Complete results and information about the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship can be found online here.

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