Official U.S. Amateur Championship website
ERIN, Wis. — UNCG senior Colin Chapman fired an even par-70 in the opening round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Championship, Monday at Erin Hills Golf & Country Club.
Chapman is currently tied for 61st with 34 other golfers after the first of two rounds of stroke play. The top 64 golfers will advance to match play, which begins Wednesday. Blake Biddle of St. Charles, Ill., leads at 5-under par.
Starting on the 10th tee, Chapman enjoyed a sensational back nine, making the turn at 4-under. He opened with a birdie on 10 and later added birdies on 15, 16 and 18.
But his final nine holes were a different story. Chapman bogeyed No. 1 and, after a par on the second hole, suffered bogeys on three and five and a double-bogey on No. 6. After parring seven and eight, Chapman closed his round with a birdie on No. 9 to get back to even.
Chapman advanced to the U.S. Amateur by finishing in a three-way tie for second and winning a playoff in sectional qualifying in Clemmons, N.C.
Chapman tees off in the second and final round of stroke play Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. local time.
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