Following the first round of stroke play at the US Amateur in Seattle, Cavalier fourth-year Amory Davis is tied for 11th, shooting 2-under par 70 on Monday morning. He had three birdies, 14 pars, and a bogey on the 7,317 yard Home Course and will begin his second round at the Chambers Bay Course at 1:50pm Tuesday. With a solid round Tuesday, Davis should clinch a high seed when the final 64 are decided.
Fellow Cavalier fourth-year Henry Smart shot a five-over par 76 at Chambers Bay to finish tied for 142nd and Cavalier Head Golf Coach Bowen Sargent shot 81 to tie for 249th place. They both will play their second rounds beginning at 8:15am and 8:55am respectively at the Home Course. The stroke play portion is being conducted on two golf courses to accommodate the field of 312 and following today’s round, the low 64 scorers will advance into match play at Chambers Bay.
Not surprisingly, the Home Course is playing significantly easier than the Chambers Bay track, with 13 of the top 15 scores from the first round coming off the Home Course. Chambers Bay is slated to host the US Open in 2015 and is proving to every bit of the test that everyone thought it would. All-told after day one, over 100 people shot over 80, with 90% of those scores coming off Chambers Bay.