UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – UNCG sophomore Matt Younts and former Spartan Will Bowman both shot rounds of 78 on the first day of play at the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday.
A total of 312 players began the day on Monday with 64 of them hoping to make the cut at the end of the day Tuesday to make it to the match-play phase. Younts played the home course, going out in 39 and coming in with a 39 on the backside as well. He finished the day with 10 pars, one birdie and seven bogeys.
Bowman played Chambers Bay, the 2015 U.S. Open course and the longest course in the history of any USGA Championship. He also played both sides of the course in 39. He had seven pars, a pair of birdies and nine bogeys on the day.
With two different pars, Younts is at six-over and Bowman is at seven-over as the second round begins on Tuesday. Bowman will wait til 1:30 p.m. PT to tee off at No. 10 on the Home Course, while Younts will start at 7:55 a.m. local time on Chambers Bay's No. 10 tee.
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