Green Fires Record 63 at Public Links


USGA 74x32MAPLE GROVE, MN -- Danny Green of Jackson, Tennessee played a flawless round of nine-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first-round of stroke-play at the 79th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
Green, the 1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur winner, set a new championship record by making seven birdies and one eagle at Rush Creek Golf Club. Playing in his 12th Public Links, Green tied the championship record by shooting a six-under- par 30 in his first nine holes. In addition, Green's nine-under-par total for 18 tied the USGA wide mark with Chris Mundorf's 63 in the second round of stroke play at the 2001 U.S. Amateur.
'Pretty good for an old man,' said Green, the second-oldest player in the field at 47. 'I hit every fairway and every green, which doesn't hurt. I'm in the books again but I'd just as soon be the last man standing, though. They can have all the 63s.'
Chris Stroud from Groves, Texas is just one shot back of Green. Stroud opened with a birdie on the first and produced four consecutive birdies from holes 9-12. Despite a bogey on 15, Stroud birdied the last for an eight-under 64. The junior from Lamar University, was named to the Ping All-America first team.
A trio of players stand just two shots back, headed by 2002 champion Ryan Moore. Last year's runner-up Dayton Rose opened with a three-under 69.
The U.S. Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Results following the first day of stroke play Monday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links:
Danny Green, Jackson, Tenn., 30-33--63
Luke List, Ringgold, Ga., 33-32--65
Sunghoon Kang, Korea, 33-32--65
Anthony Kim, Norman, Okla., 34-32--66
Jason Kokrak, Warren, Ohio, 32-35--67
Matthew Every, Daytona Beach, Fla., 35-32--67
Andrew Price, Mission Viejo, Calif., 35-33--68
Shane Prante, Olympia, Wash., 33-35--68
Barry Schenk, Layton, Utah, 36-33--69
Dayton Rose, Midwest City, Okla., 34-35--69
Nathan Smith, Soquel, Calif., 35-34--69
Will Claxton, Swainsboro, Ga., 35-34--69
Adam Hagen, Scappoose, Ore., 33-37--70
Greg Koch, Orlando, Fla., 35-35--70
Jon Veneziano, Mt Dora, Fla., 35-35--70
Kevin Coghlan, West Palm Beach, Fla., 35-35--70
Shawn Warren, Windham, Maine, 36-34--70
Brendan Steele, Idyllwild, Calif., 35-36--71
Dan Hosek, Alexandria, Va., 37-34--71
Jeff Nichols, Mesa, Ariz., 35-36--71
Joe D'Antoni, Grand Blanc, Mich., 36-35--71
Kyle Ritchie, Bedford, Iowa, 35-36--71
Seung-Su Han, Korea, 35-36--71
Billy Wingerd, Baltimore, Md., 36-36--72
Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah, 35-37--72
Douglas McCullough, Sleepy Hollow, Ill., 35-37--72
Joshua Wooding, Riverside, Calif., 36-36--72
Luke Stephan, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 37-35--72
Brett Ashmore, Sour Lake, Texas, 37-36--73
Charlie Woo, Canada, 33-40--73
Henry Liaw, Rowland Heights, Calif., 35-38--73
Jamie Miller, Silver Creek, N.Y., 34-39--73
Jay Lindell, Lakewood, N.Y., 35-38--73
John Finnin, Crete, Ill., 37-36--73
Josh Allard, Portsmouth, N.H., 37-36--73
Kurt Watkins, Chandler, Ariz., 38-35--73
Lance Lopez, Missouri City, Texas, 38-35--73
Tommy Wiegand, Avon Lake, Ohio, 37-36--73
Ben Greve, Annandale, Minn., 37-37--74
Brady Swedberg, Alexandria, Minn., 38-36--74
Chris Leake, Windermere, Fla., 37-37--74
Matthew Kodama, Las Vegas, Nev., 35-39--74
Mike King, Sidney, Ohio, 38-36--74
Ricky Fox, Clinton Twp, Mich., 36-38--74
Tim Johnson, Marblehead, Mass., 36-38--74
Brook Tully, Atlanta, Ga., 38-37--75
Casey Carnes, New Braunfels, Texas, 37-38'75
Casey Russell, West Monroe, La., 38-37--75
Chris Eddy, Belleville, Ill., 39-36--75
Drew Shafer, Akron, Ind., 36-39--75
Keith Hendrickson, Syosset, N.Y., 36-39--75
Kevin Sheriff, Anderson, S.C., 37-38--75
Matthew Ma, Aiea, Hawaii, 40-35--75
Pat Grady, Broomfield, Colo., 37-38--75
Ryan Spears, Del City, Okla., 39-36--75
Todd Chin, Marion, Ind., 40-35--75
Bryan Haase, Interlochen, Mich., 37-39--76
Chip Holcombe, Ft Walton Bch, Fla., 38-38--76
Jerad Harklau, Rockwall, Texas, 36-40--76
Paul Delucco, Cromwell, Conn., 40-36--76
Ben Minyard, Avondale, Ariz., 40-37--77
Bobby Bennett, Greenwich, Conn., 39-38--77
Kelbi Lee, Billings, Mont., 37-40--77
Louie Patton, Canada, 36-41--77
Marck de Lautour, New Zealand, 36-41--77
Timothy Kane, Simsbury, Conn., 39-38--77
Brent Kriegshauser, Leawood, Kan., 39-39--78
Jake Warneke, Stacy, Minn., 41-37--78
Jonathan Blauner, Forest Hills, N.Y., 40-38--78
Kyle Litter, Chillicothe, Ohio, 38-40--78
Ryan Fery, Beaverton, Ore., 38-41--79
Brandon Weaver, Nashville, Tenn., 39-41--80
Richard Church, Panguitch, Utah, 40-40--80
Arnell Garza, Kennewick, Wash., 41-40--81
Mike Calkin, St Charles, Ill., 39-42--81
Matthew Brown, Panama City, Fla., 43-39--82
Gordon Willins, West Chester, Ohio, 40-44--84
Shawn Marshall, North Vernon, Ind., 44-42--86