Stark leads locals on sweltering first day at U.S. Amateur Championship

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Oakmont Country Club has a reputation as one of golf’s sternest tests, and it kept to that unyielding standard in Round 1 of stroke play on Monday in the 121st U.S. Amateur Championship. Just one player of the 156 who played there posted an under-par score, a 1-under 69 by Cole Sherwood, of Austin, Texas.

Jacob Bridgeman of Inman, S.C., a senior at Clemson University, shot the low round of Day 1, a 7-under-par 63 on stroke play co-host course Longue Vue Club. Three players – Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash.; Mark Goetz, of nearby Greensburg, Pa.; and Alex Fitzpatrick, of England – shot 6-under 64s at Longue Vue, which is about 6 miles away from Oakmont in Verona, Pa. Four other players, including 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass., had 5-under 65s at Longue Vue among a parade of under-par scores on the 6,705-yard layout set high above the Allegheny River.

Of the 60 players who stood at par or better at the end of the day, 58 played Longue Vue and just two played at Oakmont, which is hosting its record-tying sixth U.S. Amateur and 17th USGA championship.

Brian Stark of Oklahoma State led the seven players with Oklahoma ties in the field with a 4-under 66 at Longue Vue. Teammate Bo Jin shot 69 there after a back-nine 32. Sooner Lane Wallace shot 71 at Longue Vue as did Ty Stites of Sallisaw. Stephen Campbell Jr. of OU shot 76 at Oakmont and will need a strong round today at Longue Vue to make the 64-man cut for match play. Oklahoma Christian University golfer Alejandro Armijo shot 74 at Longue Vue and now must face Oakmont.

Parker Coody, 21, of the University of Texas, shot the lone even-par 70 at Oakmont on a day in which temperatures reached the low 90s and the heat index reached nearly 100. The scoring averages for the courses reflected Oakmont’s difficulty, as Longue Vue played to a 71.7 mark and Oakmont was at 77.1, nearly 5½ strokes higher.

“If you tell me I’m going to shoot even every time I tee it up here, I’ll take it, no doubt,” said Coody, whose twin brother, Pierceson, is No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and posted a 5-over 75 at Oakmont later in the day. “It’s just so penalizing off the tee. Miss in the wrong spots and you’re looking at bogey. Just make sure you’re not making double.”

The 312-player field will switch courses for Round 2 on Tuesday, after which the top 64 players will move on to match play, with six rounds to determine the champion, who will earn an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., among other rewards.

OAKMONT, Pa. – Results from Monday’s first round of stroke play at the 2021 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at the 7,206-yard, par-70 Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and 6,705-yard, par-70 Longue Vue Club, in Verona, Pa.

O – Oakmont Country Club, L – Longue Vue Club

Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. 32-31–63 L

Alex Fitzpatrick, England 33-31–64 L

Joe Highsmith, Lakewood, Wash. 33-31–64 L

Mark Goetz, Greensburg, Pa. 33-31–64 L

Brad Reeves, Woodbridge, Calif. 33-32–65 L

Brian Ma, Milpitas, Calif. 32-33–65 L

Caleb Surratt, Indian Trail, N.C. 32-33–65 L

Michael Thorbjornsen, Wellesley, Mass. 35-30–65 L

Andrew Kozan, West Palm Beach, Fla. 35-31–66 L

Brian Stark, Kingsburg, Calif. 35-31–66 L

Jack Parker, Columbia, Mo. 34-32–66 L

Nick Robillard, Birmingham, Ala. 36-30–66 L

Preston Summerhays, Scottsdale, Ariz. 33-33–66 L

Ross Steelman, Columbia, Mo. 30-36–66 L

Stephen Hale, Bakersfield, Calif. 34-32–66 L

Van Holmgren, Plymouth, Minn. 31-35–66 L

Caleb Hicks, Arlington, Texas 34-33–67 L

Carson Ownbey, Canton, N.C. 34-33–67 L

Eddy Lai, San Jose, Calif. 35-32–67 L

Hugo Townsend, Sweden 36-31–67 L

John Marshall Butler, Louisville, Ky. 34-33–67 L

Sam Murphy, Decatur, Ala. 32-35–67 L

Travis Vick, Houston, Texas 33-34–67 L

Aram Yenidjeian, Argentina 37-31–68 L

Bo Andrews, Raleigh, N.C. 35-33–68 L

Gordon Sargent, Birmingham, Ala. 35-33–68 L

Grayson Blunt, Houston, Texas 35-33–68 L

Jonathan Griz, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 33-35–68 L

Max Kreikemeier, Chesterfield, Mo. 35-33–68 L

Michael Cliff, Fresno, Calif. 31-37–68 L

Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. 37-31–68 L

William Holcomb V, Crockett, Texas 34-34–68 L

Austin Greaser, Vandalia, Ohio 36-33–69 L

Bo Jin, People’s Republic of China 37-32–69 L

Cole Sherwood, Austin, Texas 35-34–69 O

Cooper Schultz, Wichita, Kan. 36-33–69 L

Derek Hitchner, Minneapolis, Minn. 36-33–69 L

Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. 34-35–69 L

Ethan Ng, New York, N.Y. 35-34–69 L

Ian Siebers, Bellevue, Wash. 34-35–69 L

Nick Gabrelcik, Trinity, Fla. 34-35–69 L

Patrick McCormick, Bethesda, Md. 35-34–69 L

Alex McCulla, Quincy, Ill. 36-34–70 L

Chase Sienkiewicz, Frisco, Texas 34-36–70 L

Christian Banke, Danville, Calif. 35-35–70 L

Connor Creasy, Abingdon, Va. 37-33–70 L

Dennis Bull, Norwalk, Iowa 35-35–70 L

Harrison Ott, Brookfield, Wis. 33-37–70 L

Jacob Pedersen, Shorewood, Minn. 34-36–70 L

Joe Alfieri, Lutz, Fla. 36-34–70 L

Kevin O’Brien, Pittsburgh, Pa. 34-36–70 L

Lukas Clark, Holland, Pa. 37-33–70 L

Martin Vorster, South Africa 38-32–70 L

Parker Coody, Plano, Texas 37-33–70 O

Ricky Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. 38-32–70 L

Robbie Ziegler, Tualatin, Ore. 35-35–70 L

Ryggs Johnston, Libby, Mont. 38-32–70 L

Trent Phillips, Boiling Springs, S.C. 36-34–70 L

Trey Denton, Madison, Miss. 33-37–70 L

William Paysse, Temple, Texas 38-32–70 L

Alex Locke, Springfield, Mo. 34-37–71 L

Caden Fioroni, San Diego, Calif. 39-32–71 L

Cameron Sisk, San Diego, Calif. 38-33–71 L

Chad Sewell, Conroe, Texas 36-35–71 L

Charlie Flynn, Lafayette, La. 38-33–71 L

Chris Berzina, Fort Worth, Texas 37-34–71 L

Chris DeJohn, Ridgewood, N.J. 36-35–71 L

Clay Merchent, Noblesville, Ind. 34-37–71 O

Cohen Trolio, West Point, Miss. 38-33–71 L

Cole Hammer, Houston, Texas 37-34–71 L

Cooper Parks, Campbellsville, Ky. 37-34–71 L

David Puig, Spain 36-35–71 O

Gunnar Broin, Chanhassen, Minn. 36-35–71 O

Kevin Sze, Saratoga, Calif. 36-35–71 L

Kieran Vincent, Zimbabwe 36-35–71 O

Lane Wallace, Yukon, Okla. 35-36–71 L

Luke Kluver, Norfolk, Neb. 37-34–71 L

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, Argentina 38-33–71 O

Max DuPree, Eatonton, Ga. 35-36–71 L

Maxwell Moldovan, Uniontown, Ohio 36-35–71 L

Trey Tobias, Franklin, Tenn. 38-33–71 L

Ty Stites, Sallisaw, Okla. 38-33–71 L

Adam Matteson, San Diego, Calif. 37-35–72 L

Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C. 36-36–72 O

Beck Burnette, Blairsville, Ga. 38-34–72 L

Chris Devlin, Birmingham, Ala. 33-39–72 O

Christian Cavaliere, Katonah, N.Y. 39-33–72 O

Christopher Ferris, St. Louis, Mo. 36-36–72 L

Clay Stirsman, Carmel, Ind. 37-35–72 O

David Nyfjall, Sweden 37-35–72 O

Frank Lindwall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 37-35–72 L

Garrett Rank, Canada 35-37–72 L

Jackson Rothwell, Canada 36-36–72 O

Jackson Solem, Longmont, Colo. 39-33–72 L

Jake Sollon, Venetia, Pa. 35-37–72 L

James Leow, Singapore 37-35–72 L

Lukas Michel, Australia 39-33–72 L

Nathan Bertsch, Bradenton, Fla. 35-37–72 L

Nicholas Dunlap, Huntsville, Ala. 35-37–72 L

Nick Infanti, Jacksonville, Fla. 38-34–72 L

Ryan Hall, Knoxville, Tenn. 35-37–72 L

Sam Goldenring, Florham Park, N.J. 36-36–72 L

Sean Butscher, Tallahassee, Fla. 36-36–72 L

Sean Kato, Redmond, Wash. 40-32–72 L

William Mouw, Chino, Calif. 38-34–72 L

Yuxin Lin, People’s Republic of China 37-35–72 O

Brendan O’Reilly, Hinsdale, Ill. 37-36–73 L

Canon Claycomb, Bowling Green, Ky. 38-35–73 O

Charlie Nikitas, Glenview, Ill. 37-36–73 L

Chris Wheeler, Addison, Texas 36-37–73 O

Cody Roth, Bellingham, Wash. 37-36–73 L

Connor Polender, Lake Bluff, Ill. 38-35–73 L

Davis Chatfield, Attleboro, Mass. 36-37–73 O

Drew Hackett, Charlotte, N.C. 38-35–73 L

Hunter Fry, Bonita Springs, Fla. 36-37–73 L

Hunter Thomson, Canada 37-36–73 L

Ian Bangor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 37-36–73 O

Jack Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala. 37-36–73 L

Jackson Suber, Tampa, Fla. 34-39–73 O

James Imai, Brookline, Mass. 37-36–73 O

James Piot, Canton, Mich. 37-36–73 O

Jason Li, Sewickley, Pa. 37-36–73 L

Jimmy Castles, Cupertino, Calif. 37-36–73 L

Joey Moore, Billings, Mont. 39-34–73 O

Khavish Varadan, Malaysia 38-35–73 O

Kirby Coe-Kirkham, Sheridan, Wyo. 36-37–73 L

Kuangyu (Tony) Chen, Australia 35-38–73 L

Mason Nome, Houston, Texas 38-35–73 O

Mateo Fuenmayor, Beaverton, Ore. 40-33–73 L

Maverick Pavletich, Bakersfield, Calif. 38-35–73 L

Michael Brown, Maple Shade Township, N.J. 38-35–73 O

Nick Lyerly, Salisbury, N.C. 36-37–73 O

Ollie Osborne, Reno, Nev. 38-35–73 L

Parker Gillam, Winston-Salem, N.C. 39-34–73 L

Peter Bradbeer, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 38-35–73 O

Todd White, Spartanburg, S.C. 37-36–73 O

Tucker Allen, Tolar, Texas 38-35–73 L

Tyler Schafer, Long Beach, Calif. 34-39–73 O

Xavier Marcoux, Canada 35-38–73 O

Abbie Valentine, Naples, Fla. 38-36–74 L

Alejandro Armijo, Rio Rancho, N.M. 38-36–74 L

Andrew DiRamio, Boston, Mass. 37-37–74 L

Austin Fulton, Villa Rica, Ga. 37-37–74 L

Bartley Forrester, Gainesville, Ga. 38-36–74 L

Blake Trimble, Denver, Colo. 37-37–74 L

Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, S.C. 37-37–74 L

Brandon Bueno, Santa Monica, Calif. 38-36–74 L

Brett Widner, Avon, Ind. 39-35–74 L

Carson Lundell, Alpine, Utah 40-34–74 O

Conor Gough, England 37-37–74 L

Etienne Papineau, Canada 37-37–74 O

Garrett Barber, Stuart, Fla. 38-36–74 O

Grant Haefner, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 37-37–74 O

Harrison Kingsley, Murrieta, Calif. 37-37–74 L

Jimmy Meyers, Wexford, Pa. 36-38–74 O

John Barone, Dunmore, Pa. 39-35–74 L

John Kim, Palm Desert, Calif. 37-37–74 L

Kaelen Dulany, Keller, Texas 40-34–74 O

Matthew Sharpstene, Charlotte, N.C. 38-36–74 O

Neal Shipley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 38-36–74 O

Nick Dentino, Carmel, Ind. 35-39–74 O

Ryan Marter, Columbia, S.C. 38-36–74 L

Sam Choi, Republic of Korea 36-38–74 O

Sam Nicholson, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 35-39–74 L

Scotty Kennon, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 38-36–74 L

Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. 39-35–74 L

Weston Jones, Sudbury, Mass. 38-36–74 O

Yaroslav Merkulov, Rochester, N.Y. 37-37–74 O

Akshay Anand, Redman, Wash. 38-37–75 L

Ben Hong, Brea, Calif. 39-36–75 O

Billy Mitchell, Atlanta, Ga. 38-37–75 L

Brian Garrett, San Antonio, Texas 39-36–75 O

Connor Sheehan, Lancaster, Pa. 36-39–75 O

Corey Ghiringhelli, Santa Rosa, Calif. 39-36–75 L

David Timmins, Sandy, Utah 38-37–75 L

Devin Morley, Republic of Ireland 38-37–75 O

Donald Kay, San Diego, Calif. 39-36–75 O

Evan Katz, Washington, D.C. 34-41–75 O

Francisco Osio, Mexico 38-37–75 L

Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. 40-35–75 O

Kelly Chinn, Great Falls, Va. 38-37–75 O

Luis Carrera, Mexico 39-36–75 O

Matthew Soucinek, Lake City, Fla. 38-37–75 L

Noah Goodwin, Corinth, Texas 38-37–75 O

Pierceson Coody, Plano, Texas 39-36–75 O

Taiga Sugihara, Japan 37-38–75 O

Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. 37-38–75 L

Walker Lee, Houston, Texas 37-38–75 O

Alex Chin, Pleasanton, Calif. 41-35–76 O

Brad Mason, Dallas, Texas 40-36–76 O

Brad Valois, Warwick, R.I. 35-41–76 O

Brendan MacDougall, Canada 43-33–76 O

Carson Enright, Longboat Key, Fla. 38-38–76 L

Charles Waddell, Kenilworth, Ill. 40-36–76 O

Conor McGrath, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 39-37–76 O

Ethan Hall, Morehead City, N.C. 39-37–76 L

Joey Vrzich, La Jolla, Calif. 40-36–76 O

John Keefer, San Antonio, Texas 36-40–76 O

Jose Islas, Mexico 39-37–76 O

Joseph Pagdin, England 43-33–76 O

Kento Yamawaki, Japan 39-37–76 O

Leon D’Souza, Hong Kong China 36-40–76 O

Liam Gill, Wayland, Mass. 35-41–76 L

Louis Dobbelaar, Australia 37-39–76 O

Luke Potter, Encinitas, Calif. 38-38–76 O

Matthew Sutherland, Carmichael, Calif. 38-38–76 O

Nolan Forsman, Larchmont, N.Y. 35-41–76 L

Palmer Jackson, Murrysville, Pa. 37-39–76 L

Palmer McSpadden, Fayetteville, Ark. 39-37–76 L

Piercen Hunt, Canada 40-36–76 O

Sean Niles, Troy, Mich. 41-35–76 O

Stephen Campbell Jr., Richmond, Texas 39-37–76 O

Thomas Hutchison, San Jose, Calif. 39-37–76 O

William Duquette, Canada 40-36–76 O

Yuki Moriyama, Japan 39-37–76 O

Calen Sanderson, Newtown, Pa. 38-39–77 O

Chris Lambrou, Baldwin, N.Y. 38-39–77 O

Christopher Zhang, Blacksburg, Va. 37-40–77 L

David Stanford, Vienna, Va. 42-35–77 O

Grant Martens, San Diego, Calif. 40-37–77 O

Jimmy Dales, Northville, Mich. 38-39–77 O

Julian Perico, Peru 38-39–77 O

Keita Okada, Japan 39-38–77 O

Leopoldo Herrera III, Doral, Fla. 37-40–77 L

Ludvig Aberg, Sweden 39-38–77 O

Max Sekulic, Canada 38-39–77 O

Nate Menon, Wyomissing, Pa. 38-39–77 O

R.B. Clyburn, Cartersville, Ga. 40-37–77 O

Ren Yonezawa, Japan 41-36–77 O

Rhett Sellers, Longview, Texas 40-37–77 O

Stewart Hagestad, Newport Beach, Calif. 36-41–77 O

Will Halamandaris, Annapolis, Md. 40-37–77 L

Zach Shirley, High Ridge, Mo. 40-37–77 L

Adam Miller, Nekoosa, Wis. 36-42–78 O

CJ Jones, Frankfort, Ky. 42-36–78 O

Deven Patel, Johns Creek, Ga. 38-40–78 L

Dylan Menante, Carlsbad, Calif. 40-38–78 O

Enrique Dimayuga, England 41-37–78 O

James Swan, Canada 38-40–78 O

Kurt Watkins, Phoenix, Ariz. 38-40–78 L

Leo Cheng, Porter Ranch, Calif. 40-38–78 L

Scott Barton, Dallas, Texas 40-38–78 O

Trevor Lewis, Prescott, Ariz. 37-41–78 O

Trevor Randolph, Franklin Lakes, N.J. 39-39–78 L

Braden List, Boca Raton, Fla. 41-38–79 L

Brent Hamm, Warner Robins, Ga. 37-42–79 O

Bryce Lewis, Hendersonville, Tenn. 41-38–79 O

Chris Kamin, Phoenix, Ariz. 40-39–79 O

Connor Jones, Denver, Colo. 40-39–79 O

Francis Catalano, Camarillo, Calif. 37-42–79 O

Jackson Chandler, Dublin, Ohio 41-38–79 O

Jackson Thompson, Dakota Dunes, S.D. 46-33–79 L

Jacob Cook, Frankfort, Ky. 40-39–79 O

Joe Weiler, West Lafayette, Ind. 40-39–79 O

Johnny Travale, Canada 41-38–79 O

Kotaro Murata, Japan 38-41–79 O

Matthew Ruel, Oldsmar, Fla. 38-41–79 L

Patrick McCann, Tallahassee, Fla. 38-41–79 O

Patrick Sheehan, Doylestown, Pa. 39-40–79 O

Puwit Anupansuebsai, Thailand 38-41–79 O

Reed Greyserman, Boca Raton, Fla. 38-41–79 L

Sam Bennett, Madisonville, Texas 43-36–79 O

Sean Crowley, Littleton, Colo. 42-37–79 L

Steven Carter, Saint Augustine, Fla. 40-39–79 O

Wyatt Koricanek, Yorktown, Texas 38-41–79 O

Adam Bratton, Newburgh, Ind. 37-43–80 O

Benjamin Nelson, Madison, Miss. 40-40–80 O

Craig Doell, Canada 39-41–80 O

Garrett Wood, Mason, Ohio 41-39–80 O

Harrison Moir, Lake Oswego, Ore. 41-39–80 L

Jamie Jackson, Cohoes, N.Y. 39-41–80 O

Jay Csipkes, McKinney, Texas 38-42–80 L

Josh Irving, Dallas, Texas 39-41–80 O

Keita Nakajima, Japan 41-39–80 O

Nashawn Tyson, Stuart, Fla. 37-43–80 O

Peter Fountain, Raleigh, N.C. 41-39–80 O

Tony Hendricks, Phoenix, Ariz. 37-43–80 O

Vicente Marzilio, Argentina 39-41–80 O

Bob Royak, Alpharetta, Ga. 43-38–81 O

Caleb Shetler, Saratoga, Calif. 42-39–81 O

Cecil Belisle, Red Wing, Minn. 40-41–81 O

Cole Ponich, Farmington, Utah 42-39–81 O

Grayson Gilbert, Monroe, La. 42-39–81 O

Jackson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 40-41–81 O

Jake Hennessy, San Antonio, Texas 45-36–81 O

JonErik Alford, Roswell, Ga. 42-39–81 O

Kiko Coelho, Portugal 44-37–81 O

Matt Vogt, Indianapolis, Ind. 40-41–81 O

Noah Norton, Chico, Calif. 40-41–81 O

Sebastian Moss, Houston, Texas 40-41–81 O

TJ Shehee, Mead, Colo. 39-42–81 L

William Parker, Glen Cove, N.Y. 40-41–81 O

Andres Aranguren, Puerto Rico 44-38–82 O

Bradley Bastion, Shelby Township, Mich. 42-40–82 O

Drew Salyers, Howard, Ohio 39-43–82 O

Jacob Miller, Tiffin, Ohio 38-44–82 L

Michael Barnard, Gallatin, Tenn. 41-41–82 O

Caden Baker, Mebane, N.C. 40-43–83 O

Carson Kammann, Knoxville, Tenn. 47-36–83 O

Collin Adams, Charlotte, N.C. 43-40–83 O

Darren Fletcher, Cave Creek, Ariz. 39-44–83 O

Daulet Tuleubayev, Kazakhstan 41-42–83 O

Ethan Tseng, Portland, Ore. 41-42–83 O

Robert Keilch, Newport Beach, Calif. 42-41–83 O

Timothius Tamardi, Indonesia 41-42–83 O

Brendan Valdes, Orlando, Fla. 40-44–84 O

Lingkun Kong, People’s Republic of China 40-44–84 O

Howon Kim, Republic of Korea 44-41–85 O

Alvaro Muller, Spain 44-42–86 O

Jeremy Tetrault, Lino Lakes, Minn. 40-46–86 O

Brett Inserra, Upper Saddle River, N.J. 44-43–87 O

Dennis Martin, Los Angeles, Calif. 44-43–87 O


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