Hossler ties for Southern Amateur lead


Texas leads the Lubbock Regional at 11 under thanks to an opening 66 from Beau Hossler. (Getty Images)

Beau Hossler, who briefly led the 2012 U.S. Open as a 17-year-old amateur, tied for the midway lead on Thursday at the Southern Amateur.

Hossler, a Southern California native who will be a sophomore at the University of Texas this fall, made eight birdies in shooting a 4-under 68 at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.

The round left him at 6-under 138, tied with first-round leader Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., who shot a 72.

The leaders have a one-shot lead on Will Starke of Chapin, S.C.