Beck, Horsfield, Moore Lead U.S. Amateur August 10, 2014 By Pete Kowalski, USGA

Sam Horsfield fired a bogey-free 66 on Atlanta Athletic Club's Riverside Course during Monday's opening round of qualifying. (USGA/Tami Chappell)

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Local collegian Jimmy Beck, 21, of Columbus, Ga., Sam Horsfield, 17, of England, and Taylor Moore, 21 of Edmond, Okla., each shot 6 under par Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead after the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Beck, a Kennesaw State University senior who won the 2013 Georgia State Amateur and finished second in the 2014 Georgia Open, tallied seven birdies against one bogey to shoot 65 on the 7,374-yard, par-71Highlands Course.

Horsfield, who advanced to the quarterfinals of this year’s U.S. Junior Amateur, shot a bogey-free 66 on the companion stroke-play course, the 7,437-yard, par 72 Riverside Course. Moore, a University of Arkansas junior, made seven birdies and one bogey for this 66 at Riverside.

It feels so good. I’ve been playing well coming into this, and just to see putts fall, continue to fall and just hit it where you want to hit it, it’s a good feeling, said Beck, a first-team Atlantic Sun Conference pick in 2013 and 2014. I was just really trying to have fun and end the summer right and what better way to do it than right here in Georgia?

Horsfield, who lives in Davenport, Fla., played in the afternoon and was motivated by watching the scoreboard.

I saw the scores when I made the turn, he said. I saw that someone shot 67. So, I was trying to beat it, but at the same time, I wasn't trying to do anything stupid. So, I just hit it towards the center of the greens and made a few putts.

Shooting 66 puts me in a good spot, said Moore, the 2013 SEC co-freshman of the year. I've got to go stay aggressive tomorrow, keep hitting greens and not let off the gas.

Trailing the leaders by one stroke is University of Georgia junior Lee McCoy, 20, of Clarkesville, Ga., who shot a bogey-free, 5-under-par 67 on the Riverside Course.

The second-team All-America choice notched four birdies in a six-hole stretch from holes 10 through 15 after making the turn in 1-under-par.

I hit some great iron shots today, said McCoy, who is playing in his first U.S. Amateur. Everything, 7-iron and under, I was going right at the flag without a care in the world. It was fun.

McCoy, who was the 2012 Georgia High School Player of the Year at Habersham Central, lives about 65 miles from Atlanta Athletic Club. He feels the heightened attention of playing close to home.

It would be huge to win in the home state, said McCoy. It would be huge to win anywhere. But if I go a long ways this week, I might have some hometown guys out here watching me, so that extra support always helps. I heard a couple of ‘Go Dawgs’ out there, and that made my day.

Two players were at 4-under: Jonathan Garrick, 20, of Atherton, Calif. (67 on Highlands) and Cameron Young, 17, of Scarborough, N.Y. (68 on Riverside).

Among the 10 players who posted 3-under scores were 2014 British Open  competitor and 2012 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist Cheng-Tsung Pan, University of Alabama All-American and world No. 2 Robby Shelton, 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Will Zalatoris and 2014 U.S. Amateur semifinalist Corey Connors of Canada.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.  – Results from Monday’s first round of stroke play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship, played at the 7,374-yard, par 35-36-71 Highlands (HC) and the 7,437-yard, par 36-36-72 Riverside Courses (RC) at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Jimmy Beck, Columbus, Ga. 31-34–65 HC

Sam Horsfield, England 34-32–66 RC

Taylor Moore, Edmond, Okla. 33-33–66 RC

Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. 33-34–67 HC

Lee McCoy, Clarkesville, Ga. 35-32–67 RC

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei 35-33–68 HC

Robby Shelton, Wilmer, Ala. 32-36–68 HC

Guillermo Pereira, Chile 34-34–68 HC

Taylor Macdonald, Australia 34-34–68 HC

Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. 33-35–68 RC

Derek Bard, New Hartford, N.Y. 35-34–69 HC

Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, Ohio 34-35–69 HC

Chris Waters, Atlanta, Ga. 33-36–69 HC

Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas 33-36–69 RC

Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. 32-37–69 RC

Joshua Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. 35-34–69 RC

Derron Peyton, Boynton Beach, Fla. 35-34–69 RC

Corey Conners, Canada 34-35–69 RC

Adam Svensson, Canada 34-35–69 RC

Jimmy Mullen, England 35-35–70 HC

Rico Hoey, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 34-36–70 HC

Mario Galiano, Spain 34-36–70 HC

Byron Meth, San Diego, Calif. 35-35–70 HC

Gunn Yang, Republic of Korea 34-36–70 HC

Carson Jacobs, Hendersonville, Tenn. 34-36–70 HC

Charlie Phillips, Mount Vernon, Ohio 35-35–70 HC

Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. 36-34–70 HC

Ben Wolcott, Burns, Tenn. 37-33–70 RC

Logan McCracken, Oklahoma City, Okla. 36-34–70 RC

Cory Gaylord, Memphis, Tenn. 37-33–70 RC

Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. 35-35–70 RC

Lorens Chan, Honolulu, Hawaii 38-33–71 HC

Brandon McIver, Billings, Mont. 35-36–71 HC

Julien Brun, France 36-35–71 HC

Justin Tereshko, Madison, Ind. 35-36–71 HC

Emilio Cuartero, Spain 35-36–71 HC

Beau Hossler, Mission Viejo, Calif. 35-36–71 HC

Austin Vick, Evans, Ga. 34-37–71 HC

Eli Cole, Los Angeles, Calif. 37-34–71 HC

Dan Stringfellow, Roselle, Ill. 36-35–71 HC

Paul Howard, England 35-36–71 HC

Mookie DeMoss, Duluth, Ga. 37-34–71 HC

Taylor Pendrith, Canada 34-37–71 HC

Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas 36-35–71 RC

Bo Andrews, Raleigh, N.C. 36-35–71 RC

Jack Maguire, Saint Petersburg, Fla. 38-33–71 RC

Frederick Wedel, The Woodlands, Texas 37-34–71 RC

Nicolas Echavarria, Colombia 33-38–71 RC

Sammy Schmitz, Farmington, Minn. 35-36–71 RC

Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif. 35-36–71 RC

Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. 36-35–71 RC

Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. 38-33–71 RC

Will Betts, Leechburg, Pa. 35-36–71 RC

Maverick McNealy, Portola Valley, Calif. 35-36–71 RC

Brax McCarthy, Fort Worth, Texas 34-37–71 RC

Jonathan Woo, Singapore 35-37–72 HC

Seth Reeves, Suwanee, Ga. 37-35–72 HC

Roman Robledo, Harlingen, Texas 37-35–72 HC

Benjamin Baxter, Flower Mound, Texas 35-37–72 HC

Andrew Hans, Waxahachie, Texas 36-36–72 HC

Sam Matthew, Roseville, Minn. 36-36–72 HC

Dylan Crowley, Los Angeles, Calif. 37-35–72 HC

Aaron Wise, Lake Elsinore, Calif. 31-41–72 HC

Addison Coll, Arlington, Va. 36-36–72 HC

Taylor Funk, Ponte Vedra, Fla. 37-35–72 HC

Hunter Stewart, Lexington, Ky. 34-38–72 HC

Jesse Heinly, Bend, Ore. 36-36–72 HC

Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. 37-35–72 HC

Grant Forrest, Scotland 37-35–72 RC

Jonathan Chang, Corona, Calif. 37-35–72 RC

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. 34-38–72 RC

Cody Blick, Danville, Calif. 38-34–72 RC

Derek Oland, McKinney, Texas 37-35–72 RC

Mike McCoy, Des Moines, Iowa 36-36–72 RC

Elliott Whitley, Canada 38-34–72 RC

Gavin Green, Malaysia 38-34–72 RC

Scott Wolfes, Saint Simons Island, Ga. 36-36–72 RC

Kyle Jones, Taylor, Ariz. 35-37–72 RC

Xander Schauffele, San Diego, Calif. 35-37–72 RC

Victor Perez, France 36-36–72 RC

Zach Wright, Phoenix, Ariz. 38-34–72 RC

Zander Lombard, South Africa 36-36–72 RC

Zach Zaback, Farmington, Conn. 38-35–73 HC

Ben Fogler, Elgin, S.C. 37-36–73 HC

Josh Eure, Crofton, Md. 39-34–73 HC

Ryann Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. 35-38–73 HC

Andrew Winters, Houston, Texas 36-37–73 HC

Nathan Yankovich, Blacklick, Ohio 35-38–73 HC

Kyle Weldon, St. Louis, Mo. 35-38–73 HC

James Fahy, Canada 36-37–73 HC

Chris Crawford, Bensalem, Pa. 40-33–73 HC

Curtis Luck, Australia 35-38–73 HC

Tom Swanson, Missoula, Mont. 38-35–73 HC

Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. 38-35–73 HC

Will Murphy, Columbia, S.C. 37-36–73 HC

Austin Smotherman, Loomis, Calif. 38-35–73 HC

Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. 37-36–73 HC

A.J. McInerney, Henderson, Nev. 37-36–73 HC

Ollie Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. 35-38–73 HC

Nathan Clark, Charlotte, Mich. 37-36–73 RC

Bill Williamson, Cincinnati, Ohio 36-37–73 RC

Nick Palladino, Highland Heights, Ohio 40-33–73 RC

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

Brandon Matthews, Dupont, Pa. 38-35–73 RC

Joey Petronio, Orlando, Fla. 37-36–73 RC

Greg Reilly, New Canaan, Conn. 37-36–73 RC

Daniel Hudson, Western Springs, Ill. 35-38–73 RC

Michael Gellerman, Sterling, Kan. 35-38–73 RC

Ben Doyle, La Jollla, Calif. 36-37–73 RC

Walker Huddy, Studio City, Calif. 37-36–73 RC

Brian Campbell, Irvine, Calif. 35-38–73 RC

Philip Knowles, Bradenton, Fla. 36-37–73 RC

Alex Franklin, San Rafael, Calif. 38-35–73 RC

Clark Engle, Springfield, Ohio 34-39–73 RC

Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C. 37-36–73 RC

Zach Healy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-36–73 RC

J.D. Lehman, Bluffton, S.C. 35-38–73 RC

Henry Shimp, Charlotte, N.C. 35-38–73 RC

Butler Melnyk, Saint Simons Island, Ga. 36-37–73 RC

Jose Narro, Mexico 34-39–73 RC

Max Buckley, Rye, N.Y. 37-36–73 RC

Michael Koeneke, San Diego, Calif. 37-37–74 HC

Jay Lim, Los Angeles, Calif. 36-38–74 HC

Thomas Bradshaw, Columbia, S.C. 38-36–74 HC

Caleb Sturgeon, Lawrence, S.C. 35-39–74 HC

Tyler Torano, Chula Vista, Calif. 36-38–74 HC

Victor Fox, Delmar, N.Y. 38-36–74 HC

Andrej Bevins, Elk Grove, Calif. 37-37–74 HC

Jack Comstock, Jacksonville, Fla. 35-39–74 HC

Austen Truslow, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 34-40–74 HC

Ethan Freeman, Denver, Colo. 33-41–74 HC

Matthew Bassler, Baltimore, Md. 40-34–74 HC

McCormick Clouser, Bluffton, Ind. 37-37–74 HC

Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. 37-37–74 HC

Andrew Lawson, Dallas, Texas 37-37–74 HC

Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. 35-39–74 HC

Kyosuke Hara, Honolulu, Hawaii 36-38–74 HC

J.D. Dornes, Lancaster, Pa. 37-37–74 HC

Scott Vincent, Zimbabwe 35-39–74 HC

T.J. Shuart, Coral Springs, Fla. 39-35–74 HC

Danny Pizetoski, Davidson, N.C. 37-37–74 HC

Andrew Mitchell, Benton, Ill. 36-38–74 RC

Jordan Niebrugge, Mequon, Wis. 34-40–74 RC

Kevin Brady, Brandon, Miss. 39-35–74 RC

Ty Travis, Eagle, Idaho 38-36–74 RC

Travis Williamson, Brunswick, Ga. 36-38–74 RC

Dalan Refioglu, Foster City, Calif. 37-37–74 RC

Matt Teesdale, Maple Glen, Pa. 38-36–74 RC

Brandon Cloete, South Africa 36-38–74 RC

Lucas Herbert, Australia 34-40–74 RC

Kenneth Fadke, Hobbs, N.M. 37-37–74 RC

Paul Smith, Turlock, Calif. 38-36–74 RC

Keith Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. 38-37–75 HC

Thomas Lim, Eugene, Ore. 38-37–75 HC

Wyndham Clark, Lonetree, Colo. 39-36–75 HC

Don Bell, Port Orange, Fla. 37-38–75 HC

Patrick Frodigh, Westwood, Mass. 37-38–75 HC

Adam Ball, Glen Allen, Va. 36-39–75 HC

Ryan Zech, Kearney, Mo. 36-39–75 HC

Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. 37-38–75 HC

Cody Seal, Victoria, Minn. 39-36–75 HC

Todd Sinnott, Australia 33-42–75 HC

Brandon Sletmoen, Dilworth, Minn. 37-38–75 HC

Zach Seabolt, Raleigh, N.C. 37-38–75 HC

Dominic Foos, Germany 36-39–75 HC

Hans Reimers, Lake Oswego, Ore. 37-38–75 HC

Cory Churchman, Abilene, Texas 36-39–75 HC

Matt Mullarkey, Crystal River, Fla. 38-37–75 HC

Hudson Carpenter, Stillwater, Minn. 37-38–75 HC

Jon Rahm, Spain 37-38–75 HC

Garrett Rank, Canada 37-38–75 HC

Rigel Fernandes, Bradenton, Fla. 37-38–75 RC

Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. 37-38–75 RC

Joseph Kremer, Canada 39-36–75 RC

Steve Zychowski, Mendham, N.J. 38-37–75 RC

Michael Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo. 39-36–75 RC

Blake Biddle, Fayetteville, Ark. 37-38–75 RC

Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas 37-38–75 RC

Joaquin Lolas, Peru 36-39–75 RC

Matt Nesmith, North Augusta, S.C. 39-36–75 RC

Colton Buege, Rogers, Minn. 41-34–75 RC

Andrew Chapman, Traverse City, Mich. 38-37–75 RC

Zack Jaworski, Alpharetta, Ga. 37-38–75 RC

Zach Coats, Springdale, Ark. 36-39–75 RC

Thomas La Morte, Haworth, N.J. 36-39–75 RC

Grant Motter, Hattiesburg, Miss. 36-39–75 RC

R. J. Wood, Scottsdale, Ariz. 38-38–76 HC

Gregory Yates, Mansfield, Texas 40-36–76 HC

Danny Lovell, Dallas, Texas 37-39–76 HC

Alec Tahy, Dayton, Ohio 36-40–76 HC

Bradley Neil, Scotland 36-40–76 HC

John Pate, Santa Barbara, Calif. 38-38–76 HC

Corbin Kasten, Southlake, Texas 39-37–76 HC

Max McGreevy, Edmond, Okla. 36-40–76 HC

Jarryd Felton, Australia 37-39–76 HC

Nicholas Grubnich, Crown Point, Ind. 40-36–76 HC

Kyle Gebhart, Ocean City, Md. 36-40–76 HC

Matt Pinizzotto, Salinas, Calif. 40-36–76 HC

James Beale, New Zealand 38-38–76 HC

Ryan Ruffels, Australia 35-41–76 HC

Mark Strickland, Mukilteo, Wash. 40-36–76 HC

Tolver Dozier, Dothan, Ala. 38-38–76 HC

Keegan Boone, Bethesda, Md. 39-37–76 HC

Evan Russell, Grantham, N.H. 40-36–76 HC

Brock Drogosch, Windermere, Fla. 39-37–76 RC

Hunter Richardson, Clarksville, Tenn. 38-38–76 RC

Travis Russell, Anaheim, Calif. 38-38–76 RC

Gus Lundquist, Parker, Colo. 38-38–76 RC

Michael Anderson, Phoenix, Ariz. 39-37–76 RC

Matthew Naumec, Wilbraham, Mass. 40-36–76 RC

John Sawin, San Francisco, Calif. 38-38–76 RC

John Eades, Charlotte, N.C. 36-40–76 RC

Joe Parkinson, Alpine, Utah 38-38–76 RC

Chris Navarro, Davidsonville, Md. 40-36–76 RC

David Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa. 41-35–76 RC

Tee-K Kelly, Wheaton, Ill. 41-35–76 RC

Matt Loiacano, Jonesboro, Ark. 37-39–76 RC

M.J. Maguire, Saint Petersburg, Fla. 39-37–76 RC

Joe Migdal, Ballwin, Mo. 40-36–76 RC

Nick Nelson, Decorah, Iowa 40-36–76 RC

Stewart Whitt, Athens, Ala. 40-36–76 RC

Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. 39-37–76 RC

Sam Meuret, Brunswick, Neb. 38-38–76 RC

Tyler Collier, Chico, Calif. 37-39–76 RC

Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. 37-40–77 HC

Matthew Hardman, Gettysburg, Pa. 40-37–77 HC

Ben Reeves, Knoxville, Tenn. 40-37–77 HC

Doug Hanzel, Savannah, Ga. 38-39–77 HC

Preston Cole, Greer, S.C. 38-39–77 HC

Luke Vivolo, Carmel, Calif. 41-36–77 HC

Luke Miller, Venetia, Pa. 37-40–77 HC

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa 39-38–77 HC

Joey Gullion, Humble, Texas 38-39–77 HC

Jordan Smith, England 38-39–77 HC

Jon Dutoit, Chanhassen, Minn. 39-38–77 RC

Alex Andrews, Kirtland, Ohio 41-36–77 RC

Will Thomson, Pittsford, N.Y. 38-39–77 RC

Carson Schaake, Omaha, Neb. 41-36–77 RC

Andrew Kennedy, Redmond, Wash. 35-42–77 RC

J.J. Holen, Castaic, Calif. 38-39–77 RC

Rhys Pugh, Wales 39-38–77 RC

Thad Hudgens, Longwood, Fla. 39-38–77 RC

Chris Houston, Gilford, N.H. 39-38–77 RC

Reed Hrynewich, Muskegon, Mich. 39-38–77 RC

Jacob Joiner, Leesburg, Ga. 39-38–77 RC

Jeff Evanier, Clinton, Conn. 38-40–78 HC

Toby Tree, England 40-38–78 HC

Blake Kennedy, Clemson, S.C. 38-40–78 HC

Cody Riecks, Auburn, Calif. 36-42–78 HC

Travis Rose, Nicholasville, Ky. 42-36–78 HC

Andrew McCain, Minneapolis, Minn. 36-42–78 HC

Josh Lottman, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 43-35–78 HC

Nikolaj Brons-Piche, Traverse City, Mich. 37-41–78 HC

Peter French, Frankin, Mass. 36-42–78 HC

David Gies II, Charlotte, N.C. 37-41–78 RC

Kraig McLeod, Pebble Beach, Calif. 41-37–78 RC

Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif. 38-40–78 RC

Nick Swanson, Huntington Beach, Calif. 38-40–78 RC

Ben Albin, Santa Fe, N.M. 39-39–78 RC

Andrew Ertel, The Woodlands, Texas 38-40–78 RC

Alex Ellis, Austin, Texas 39-39–78 RC

Joe Lewis, Savannah, Ga. 39-39–78 RC

Stewart Jolly, Birmingham, Ala. 34-44–78 RC

Evan Bowser, Dearborn, Mich. 38-40–78 RC

Patrick Colburn, Traverse City, Mich. 40-38–78 RC

Ryan Harris, Carlisle, Mass. 38-40–78 RC

Garrett May, Hope, Ark. 38-41–79 HC

Kyle DeSilva, Orange, Calif. 40-39–79 HC

Kade McBride, Australia 40-39–79 HC

Andrew Dorn, West Chester, Ohio 38-41–79 HC

Will Strauss, La Jolla, Calif. 41-38–79 HC

Alex Jeffers, Concord, Mass. 39-40–79 HC

Charlie Waddell, Wilmette, Ill. 41-38–79 HC

Wesley McClain, Diboll, Texas 41-38–79 RC

Jordan Millice, Cable, Ohio 37-42–79 RC

Luke Crapo, Kaysville, Utah 41-38–79 RC

Ryan Tetrault, Orange, Calif. 41-38–79 RC

Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, N.C. 40-39–79 RC

Drew Novara, Murphysboro, Ill. 41-38–79 RC

Tanner McKinney, Farmington, Mo. 39-40–79 RC

Michael Balcar, Cleveland, Ohio 38-41–79 RC

Bobby Leopold, Coventry, R.I. 38-41–79 RC

Ryan Stovash, Orlando, Fla. 39-41–80 HC

Andrew Ward, York, S.C. 39-41–80 HC

Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich. 40-40–80 HC

Josh Reinertson, Gibbon, Neb. 40-40–80 HC

Ryan Riley, North Easton, Mass. 44-36–80 RC

Ryan Snouffer, Sparta, N.J. 39-41–80 RC

Chris Tuulik, San Diego, Calif. 38-42–80 RC

Tripp French, Dayton, Ohio 43-37–80 RC

Michael Perras, Pasadena, Texas 38-43–81 HC

Zach Munroe, Charlotte, N.C. 37-44–81 HC

Eli Hendricks, Tallahassee, Fla. 42-39–81 HC

Nicholas Smits, Netherlands 41-40–81 RC

Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La. 41-40–81 RC

Brandon Baumgarten, Granite Bay, Calif. 42-39–81 RC

Parker Jones, Gainesville, Fla. 40-41–81 RC

Joe Rice IV, Dunkirk, Md. 41-40–81 RC

Alex Marry, San Clemente, Calif. 43-38–81 RC

Luke Healy, San Antonio, Texas 42-39–81 RC

Bryan Yeo, Litchfield, Ohio 41-41–82 HC

Jack Watson, Lincolnshire, Ill. 39-43–82 HC

Brian Komline, Bridgewater, N.J. 40-42–82 HC

Sean Walsh, Keller, Texas 40-42–82 RC

Neil Bautista, Fresno, Calif. 43-39–82 RC

Donald Wolfe III, Miami, Fla. 42-41–83 HC

Kyle Hoffman, Lincoln, R.I. 36-47–83 HC

Ronald DeNunzio, Jeannette, Pa. 39-44–83 HC

Patrick Cover, Huntersville, N.C. 42-41–83 RC

J. Christian FitzGerald, Plandome Manor, N.Y. 41-43–84 HC

Bart George, Arnold, Md. 45-40–85 RC

David Kleckner, Johns Creek, Ga. 47-40–87 RC