Scheffler, Eddings tied for lead at U.S. Junior Amateur

4:40 AM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
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Truckee, CA (Sports Network) - Corey Eddings and Scottie Scheffler each carded rounds of five-under-par 67 Monday to tie for the lead after the first round of stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Junior Amateur.

The 17-year-old Scheffler, who is from Dallas, had one eagle, four birdies and one bogey during his morning round at Martis Camp Club. His eagle came at the par-5 fourth hole.

Eddings, also 17, from Roseville, Calif., had six birdies and a bogey. Four of those birdies came on the back nine.

Cameron Young was alone in third place at minus-four, while Jim Liu, the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion and runner-up last year, headlined a group at three-under. Aaron Terrazas, Jorge Antonio Garcia, Jack Comstock and George Cunningham are all at three-under-par.

The final round of stroke play qualifying is Tuesday. Match play starts Wednesday and culminates with the 36-hole final Saturday.

The championship is open to male amateur golfers who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 27, 2013, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. Past winners include Tiger Woods, who captured three consecutive Junior Amateur Championships from 1991-93, David Duval and Hunter Mahan.

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