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Godfrey Leads US Amateur

With a seven under par 63, Robert Godfrey of South Carolina, broke the US Amateur record at the first day of qualifying at East Lake Country Club, Atlanta. He also equalled Vijay Singh's course record, d
espite bogeying the final two holes.

His round consisted of three consecutive birdies at the start. Godfrey has failed to qualify in four previous attempts.

Qualifying completes tomorrow (Tuesday) with the lowest 64 our of a field of 312 going forward to the match play part of the event. The 36 qualifying holes are played over East Lake (par 70, 7091 yards) and Druid Hills (par 72, 6561 yards) golf clubs.

77 of the players competing in the qualifying event have achieved par or under today, although only 21 played at East Lake, deemed to be a mcuh more difficult course.

Shooting 8 under par, 64 at Druid Hills was twenty-one year old Lucas Glover, also of South Carolina.

Also competing for a place was Ty Tryon, the 17 year old high school junior who intends to turn pro after the event. He did not have such a good day and recorded a 10 over par 80 on East Lake, after hitting two double bogeys on the front nine.

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