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August 12, 2014 - 12:05am

US Amateur

ATLANTA — Jimmy Beck and British teenager Sam Horsfield shared the lead at 6-under-par after the first round of stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday.

Beck, from Columbus, Ga., had a 65 on the Atlanta Athletic Club’s par-71 Highlands Course and Horsfield shot 66 on the par-72 Riverside Course. Lee McCoy of Clarkesville, Georgia, was one shot back after a 67 on Riverside.

The field of 312 players will be cut to 64 after Tuesday’s round. The format then switches to match play on Wednesday, leading up to the championship on Sunday.

The Associated Press