Horschel Shoots USGA Record 60 In First Round of U.S. Amateur

Aug. 22, 2006

CHASKA, Minn. - Billy Horschel, 19, of Grant, Fla., made nine birdies and an eagle on his way to a USGA championship record 11-under-par 60 and a six-stroke lead on the rest of the 312-player field after the first day of stroke play Monday at the U.S. Amateur, being played at Hazeltine National Golf Club and the Chaska Town Course.

Horschel, a University of Florida sophomore who qualified for the U.S. Open earlier this summer, registered his low round at the par-71 Chaska Town Course, the easier of the two courses, where six of the low seven scores on the day were turned in.

Horschel's score was two strokes lower than the previous USGA record of 62, set by Loren Roberts at this year's U.S. Senior Open and Christina Kim at the 2001 U.S. Girls' Junior.

"When that last putt went in, I just ducked my head with a big smile," said Horschel, one of four players in the field who qualified for the 2006 Open. "It was just was my day.

"When I made eagle on the 15th, I started thinking about getting to 59, but I forgot it was a par 71," added Horschel, whose previous low was a non-competitive 61 on a Lakeland, Fla., course.

The long-hitting Horschel played wedges to six greens, a 7-iron for his second shot to the par-5 15th and drove the 316-yard par-4 16th. He shared his memorable round with his father, Bill, a construction superintendent, who was his caddie.

"Pops is even happier than I am," said Horschel.

Eddie Olson of Aptos, Calif., and Mark Harrell of Hazelhurst, Ga., finished with 66s at Chaska Town, as well as did three of the four who were in with 68s. One of those 68s was by Dustin Johnson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., which was the lowest score for the day at the par-72 Hazeltine National, site of the 1991 Open and the 2002 PGA Championship.

There were only two scores under par at 7,473-yard Hazeltine course, which played to an average of nearly 79, five strokes more than the 6,843-yard Chaska Town Course. The other under-par score at Hazeltine was a 71 by Northwestern senior and Big Ten Player of the Year David Merkow of Hartland, Wis.


Play continues Tuesday with the second round of stroke play before the field will be trimmed to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play.

The Championship continues through Sunday, when a champion is crowned following a 36-hole final.

The Amateur is the oldest of the 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Tiger Woods was a three-time winner of the Amateur from 1994-96. Other winners include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Bob Jones.

Chaska, Minn. - Results from Monday's first round of stroke play at the 2006 U.S. Amateur, conducted by the United States Golf Association, played at Hazeltine National Golf Club (7,473 yards, par 72) and Chaska Town Course (6,843 yards, par 71) (key: h-Hazeltine; c-Chaska):

Billy Horschel, Grant, Fla., 30-30--60c

Mark Harrell, Hazlehurst, Ga., 31-35--66c

Eddie Olson, Aptos, Calif., 33-33--66c

Dustin Johnson, Columbia, SC, 33-35--68h

Kyle Davis, Kennett Square, Pa., 34-34--68c

Mark Sommerfeld, Canada,, 34-34--68c

Shane Prante, Olympia, Wash., 32-36--68c

Lloyd Saltman, Scotland,, 33-36--69c

Jordan Cox, Redwood City, Calif., 32-37--69c

Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif., 33-36--69c

Beck Troutman, Fernwood, Miss., 35-34--69c

Mark Strickland, Woodstock, Ga., 37-33--70c

Jon McLean, Weston, Fla., 35-35--70c

Joshua Wooding, Riverside, Calif., 32-38--70c

Tarik Can, Augusta, Ga., 35-35--70c

Derek Fathauer, Jensen Beach, Fla., 35-35--70c

Niall Turner, Minneapolis, Minn., 36-34--70c

David Merkow, Hartland, Wis., 35-36--71h

Chris Rogers, Franklin, Tenn., 35-36--71c

Justin St Clair, Springfield, Ore., 34-37--71c

Peter Badawy, McLean, Va., 36-35--71c

John Kelly, Saint Louis, Mo., 36-35--71c

Ryan Yip, Canada,, 34-37--71c

Jake Younan-Wise, Australia,, 36-35--71c

Robby Ormand, Austin, Texas, 34-37--71c

Bob Niger, El Dorado Hills, Calif., 37-34--71c

Thomas Hagler, Ringgold, Ga., 35-36--71c

Kenny Ebalo, Las Vegas, Nev., 32-39--71c

James Love, Canada,, 36-35--71c

Shawn Warren, Windham, Maine, 34-37--71c

Jon Sauer, St Cloud, Minn., 34-37--71c

Carlton Forrester, Birmingham, Ala., 35-36--71c

Jong Yoon, San Ramon, Calif., 35-36--71c

Daniel Summerhays, Provo, Utah, 35-36--71c

Robbie Greenwell, Canada,, 36-35--71c

Ben Leong, Malaysia,, 38-33--71c

Andrew Ross, Canada,, 33-38--71c

Garrett Jones, Rewey, Wis., 34-37--71c

Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif., 34-37--71c

Charlie Stevens, Ft Worth, Texas, 36-35--71c

Justin Fraley, Rowlett, Texas, 36-36--72h

Pablo Martin, Spain,, 36-36--72h

Oliver Fisher, England,, 33-39--72h

Jeff Bell, Plano, Texas, 35-37--72h

Jeffrey Castle, Towson, Md., 34-38--72h

Robert Dinwiddie, England,, 34-38--72c

Michael McGowan, Southern Pines, N.C., 35-37--72c

Mark Leon, Canada,, 35-37--72c

Mike McRae, Salt Lake City, Utah, 34-38--72c

Kevin Chappell, Fresno, Calif., 35-37--72c

Charles Boucher, Canada,, 33-39--72c

Tyrone Mordt, South Africa,, 33-39--72c

Zack Robinson, Fort Worth, Texas, 34-38--72c

Ryan Paulson, Minneapolis, Minn., 34-38--72c

Michael Schachner, Libertyville, Ill., 35-37--72c

Scott Watson, Vacaville, Calif., 35-37--72c

Chris Kirk, Woodstock, Ga., 34-38--72c

Steve Ziegler, Broomfield, Colo., 36-36--72c

Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C., 35-37--72c

Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, Calif., 37-35--72c

Wes Homan, Cincinnati, Ohio, 36-37--73h

Skip Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 36-37--73h

Michael Green, Augusta, Ga., 37-36--73h

Antti Ahokas, Finland,, 35-38--73h

Casey Watabu, Kapaa, Hawaii, 39-34--73h

Tyler Cummins, Olathe, Kan., 37-36--73h

Jonathan Hodge, Jefferson City, Tenn., 36-37--73c

John Bearrie, Arlington, Texas, 37-36--73c

Matt Harmon, Grand Rapids, Mich., 35-38--73c

Darren Lundgren, St Louis, Mo., 36-37--73c

Tom Miles, Dublin, Ohio, 36-37--73c

Conrad Shindler, Coppell, Texas, 34-39--73c

Will Swift, Hoover, Ala., 36-37--73c

Brian Noonan, Austin, Texas, 34-39--73c

Roberto Castro, Alpharetta, Ga., 34-39--73c

Rhys Davies, Wales,, 36-37--73c

Jordan Irwin, Canada,, 33-40--73c

Eamonn McLoughlin, Amityville, N.Y., 35-38--73c

Henry Zaytoun III, Raleigh, N.C., 38-35--73c

Greg Machtaler, Canada,, 38-36--74h

Bronson La'Cassie, Australia,, 35-39--74h

Jason Kang, Valencia, Calif., 38-36--74h

Andres Echavarria, Colombia,, 40-34--74h

Ben Moser, Canada,, 34-40--74h

Alex Prugh, Spokane, Wash., 36-38--74h

C J Gatto, Columbus, Ohio, 38-36--74c

Robert Gerwin, Cincinnati, Ohio, 34-40--74c

David White, Little Rock, Ark., 36-38--74c

Jordan Byrd, Clemson, SC, 38-36--74c

T J Brudzinski, Columbus, Ohio, 35-39--74c

Brady Schnell, Davenport, Iowa, 33-41--74c

Matt Parziale, Brockton, Mass., 36-38--74c

Kyle Murphy, Eau Claire, Wis., 36-38--74c

Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah, 38-36--74c

Ryan Anderson, Greeley, Colo., 37-37--74c

Chris Rockwell, Owings Mills, Md., 37-37--74c

Pete Toole, Lancaster, Pa., 34-40--74c

Jon Curran, Hopkinton, Mass., 39-35--74c

Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas, 37-37--74c

Dawie Van Der Walt, South Africa,, 34-40--74c

Nathan Gunthorpe, Ovid, Mich., 35-39--74c

Ryan Posey, Dallas, Texas, 40-35--75h

Danny Lee, New Zealand,, 37-38--75h

Jonathan Moore, Vancouver, Wash., 35-40--75h

Patrick Nagle, Pacifica, Calif., 37-38--75h (WD)

Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla., 36-39--75h

Lion Kim, Lake Mary, Fla., 38-37--75h

Randy Lewis, Alma, Mich., 38-37--75h

Matt Williams, Las Cruces, N.M., 36-39--75h

John Hahn, Hudson, Ohio, 39-36--75h

Andrew DiBitetto, Rochester, N.Y., 41-34--75h

Richie Ramsay, Scotland,, 37-38--75h

Anthony Kim, Dallas, Texas, 38-37--75h

Colt Knost, Dallas, Texas, 36-39--75c

Ryan Sperry, Ukiah, Calif., 36-39--75c

Frank Vana Jr., Boylston, Mass., 38-37--75c

Joe Panzeri, Meridian, Idaho, 37-38--75c

Andy Purnell, Jacksonville, Fla., 36-39--75c

Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, Ariz., 37-38--75c

Rhein Gibson, Australia,, 37-38--75c

Chris McCartin, Arlington, Va., 36-39--75c

Larry Blatt, Orland Park, Ill., 36-39--75c

Matt Miller, Bloomington, Ill., 37-38--75c

Michael Kinkopf, Columbus, Ohio, 37-38--75c

Matt Rosen, Tucson, Ariz., 35-40--75c

Tyler Ley, Santa Barbara, Calif., 39-36--75c

Andrew Georgiou, South Africa,, 36-39--75c

Greg Huxman, Pinecrest, Fla., 36-39--75c

Tim Sundseth, Redmond, Ore., 36-39--75c

Arvo Voip, Magalia, Calif., 35-40--75c

Tim Schaetzel, Atlanta, Ga., 36-39--75c

Blake Stark, Canton, Ga., 37-38--75c

Jesse Barnsley, Albuquerque, N.M., 36-40--76h

Nick Gillaspy, Spencer, Ind., 38-38--76h

Alex Volpenhein, Edgewood, Ky., 39-37--76h

Shane Mason, San Diego, Calif., 39-37--76h

Matthew Harvey, Georgetown, Texas, 36-40--76h

John Cassidy, Yelm, Wash., 39-37--76h

Julien Guerrier, France,, 37-39--76h

Trip Kuehne, Dallas, Texas, 36-40--76h

Ray Sheedy, Keymar, Md., 39-37--76h

Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill., 36-40--76h

Jim Renner, Plainville, Mass., 37-39--76h

Joe Cermak, Chicago, Ill., 39-37--76h

Jason Wellings, Canada,, 38-38--76h

Frank Fairman, Punxsutawney, Pa., 39-37--76h

Greg Carlin, Kensington, Md., 38-38--76h

Andrew Yun, Tacoma, Wash., 40-36--76h

Hudson Swafford, Tallahassee, Fla., 39-37--76h

Brian Prouty, Tucson, Ariz., 40-36--76h

Trey Treadwell, Haymarket, Va., 38-38--76h

Cale Barr, Versailles, Ky., 36-40--76c

Ryan Panichpakdee, Long Beach, Calif., 37-39--76c

Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich., 40-36--76c

Kyle Cobb, Tallahassee, Fla., 36-40--76c

Dan Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wis., 37-39--76c

Brad Doster, Orlando, Fla., 40-36--76c

Chris Kessler, Scottsdale, Ariz., 34-42--76c

Jason Christy, Plymouth, Ind., 38-38--76c

Peter Malnati, Dandridge, Tenn., 38-38--76c

Justin Metzger, Knoxville, Tenn, 36-40--76c

Troy Logan, Chicago, Ill., 37-39--76c

Donnie Troy, Pittsfield, Mass., 40-37--77h

Luke Bakke, Little Rock, Ark., 38-39--77h

Richard Lee, Chandler, Ariz., 35-42--77h

Matthew Swan, Montgomery, Ala., 38-39--77h

Patrick Carter, Huntington, W. Va., 38-39--77h

Jonathan Lenz, San Antonio, Texas, 39-38--77h

Tom Hoge, Fargo, N.D., 39-38--77h

Daniel Kefale, Woodbridge, Va., 39-38--77h

Troy Merritt, Fridley, Minn., 40-37--77h

Austin Schauer, Spring, Texas, 40-37--77h

Eric Shriver, Cary, N.C., 37-40--77h

Ryan Keeney, Redmond, Wash., 38-39--77h

Randy Hutchison, Traverse City, Mich., 36-41--77c

Conor McMahon, Portsmouth, R.I., 41-36--77c

Brian Whitman, Blairstown, N.J., 37-40--77c

Adam Hart, Blythewood, S.C., 36-41--77c

Jeff Daniels, Harrisburg, Pa., 35-42--77c

Patrick Olive, Tarpon Springs, Fla., 40-37--77c

Billy Thompson, Great Falls, Mont., 37-40--77c

Roberto Galletti Jr., Clayton, Calif., 38-39--77c

Tom Glissmeyer, Colorado Springs, Colo., 39-38--77c

Joe Saladino, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., 35-42--77c

John Gilmartin, Andover, Mass., 37-40--77c

Wesley Graham, Port Orange, Fla., 37-40--77c

Joseph Yoo, Orange Park, Fla., 38-39--77c

Tom Carlson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 35-42--77c

J D Anderson, West Des Moines, Iowa, 39-39--78h

Matt Savage, Louisville, Ky., 41-37--78h

Luke List, Ringgold, Ga., 40-38--78h

Daryl Fathauer, Jensen Beach, Fla., 38-40--78h

Darryl Donovan, Morgan Hill, CA, 37-41--78h

Michael Quagliano, Glen Arbor, N.Y., 40-38--78h

David Chung, Fayetteville, N.C., 38-40--78h

Andrew Kay, Pittsford, N.Y., 37-41--78h

Ben Fox, Studio City, Calif., 37-41--78h

Drew Weaver, High Point, N.C., 38-40--78h

Ryan Kornmann, Kingwood, Texas, 38-40--78h

David Vallina, Langeloth, Pa., 39-39--78h

John Hurley, O'Neill, Neb., 39-39--78h

Ty Capps, Highlands Ranch, Colo., 36-42--78h

Cam Burke, Canada,, 39-39--78h

Sergio Franky, Colombia,, 41-37--78h

Josh Esler, Wauconda, Ill., 39-39--78h

James Sacheck, Zionsville, Ind., 38-40--78h

Tyler Docking, Overland Park, Kan., 40-38--78h

Brent Paladino, Kensington, Conn., 40-38--78h

Colin Wilcox, Camarillo, Calif., 36-42--78c

Billy Olsen, Fountain Valley, Calif., 39-39--78c

Terrence Miskell, New Braunfels, Texas, 40-38--78c

Brad Schneider, Tampa, Fla., 38-40--78c

Blake Moore, Monrovia, Calif., 39-39--78c

Judd Cornell, Omaha, Neb., 37-41--78c

Austin Eaton III, North Sutton, N.H., 36-42--78c

Spencer Christian, Wichita, Kan., 42-36--78c

Alan Hill, Spring Branch, Texas, 39-39--78c

Robert Gwin, Houston, Texas, 39-39--78c

Andrew Byrd, Henderson, N.C., 40-39--79h

Matt Stauch, Dublin, Ohio, 40-39--79h

Erik Olson, Newcastle, Wash., 40-39--79h

Kevin Aylwin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 42-37--79h

Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 38-41--79h

Doug Hanzel, Savannah, Ga., 41-38--79h

John Bishop, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 38-41--79h

Jon Peterson, Granite Bay, Calif., 39-40--79h

Scott Ainsworth, Eden Prairie, Minn., 39-40--79h

Jason Kokrak, Warren, Ohio, 38-41--79h

Patrick Rada, Anderson, S.C., 42-37--79h

Alan Bratton, Stillwater, Okla., 40-39--79h

Ben Spitz, Norwell, Mass., 38-41--79h

Tadd Fujikawa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 39-40--79h

Matthew Finger, Woolwich Township, N.J., 40-39--79c

Nick Geyer, Malibu, Calif., 40-39--79c

Ki Moon, Ellicott, Md., 38-41--79c

Casey Murphy, North Las Vegas, Nev., 39-40--79c

Stewart Alexander, Gainesville, Fla., 42-37--79c

Kent Copeland, Hickory, N.C., 38-41--79c

Justin Schlau, Trinity, Fla., 38-41--79c

Greg Flanagan, Texarkana, Texas, 40-39--79c

Ben Fuqua, Danville, Ky., 36-43--79c

Brad Revell, Canada,, 38-41--79c

Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga., 40-40--80h

Cole Isban, South Bend, Ind., 39-41--80h

Brian Krusoe, Northfield, Ohio, 41-39--80h

Ashley Hall, Australia,, 38-42--80h

Kaz Hoffman, Tiburon, Calif., 40-40--80h

Dan Sullivan, Pasadena, Calif., 39-41--80h

Billy Stewart, Devon, Pa., 42-38--80h

Josh Sandman, Greensboro, N.C., 39-41--80h

Kevin Marsh, Las Vegas, Nev., 39-41--80h

Sebastian Pinzon, Colombia,, 39-41--80h

Arnie Cutrell, Greensburg, Pa., 38-42--80h

Derek Berg, Duvall, Wash., 40-40--80h

Jarred Texter, Lancaster, Pa., 41-39--80h

Josh Dupont, Poway, Calif., 42-38--80h

Patrick Forbes, Canada,, 37-43--80c

Philip Francis, Scottsdale, Ariz., 40-41--81h

Nicklaus Newcomb, Benton, Ky., 42-39--81h

Trevor Murphy, St Johnsbury, Vt., 40-41--81h

Matt Lapham, Brighton, Mich., 38-43--81h

Daniel Osorio, Spain,, 38-43--81h

Jeff Belk, Marietta, Ga., 39-42--81h

Richie Taylor, Snellville, Ga., 40-41--81h

Peter Uihlein, Bradenton, Fla., 42-39--81h

Jason Gerken, Logan, Ohio, 42-39--81h

Luke Miller, Clive, Iowa, 39-42--81h

Taylor Coffman, San Diego, Calif., 41-40--81h

Josh Taylor, Overland Park, Kan., 41-40--81h

Jeff Golden, Winter Park, Fla., 38-43--81h

Reed Darsie, Durham, N.C., 37-44--81c

Matthew Ma, Aiea, Hawaii, 37-44--81c

David Ludlow, Burton, Ohio, 36-45--81c

Bobby Hudson, Memphis, Tenn., 37-44--81c

Vincent Dumouchel, Canada,, 38-44--82h

Craig Smith, Springfield, Tenn., 39-43--82h

James Lee, Korea,, 40-42--82h

Adam Cohan, Wayne, Pa., 40-42--82h

Eric Spencer, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 39-43--82h

Graham Hill, Canada,, 41-41--82h

Jake Grodzinsky, Cornville, Ariz., 43-39--82h

Michael Podolak, Oxbow, N.D., 39-43--82h

Scott Glaze, Sumter, S.C., 39-43--82c

Matt Boyd, Sugar Land, Texas, 42-40--82c

Danny Allen, Innisbrook, Fla., 44-39--83h

Chris Collins, Lead, S.D., 42-41--83h

Chris Kilkenny, Arcata, Calif., 41-42--83h

Tyler Neal, Tucson, Ariz., 42-41--83h

Ryan Blaum, Coral Gables, Fla., 40-43--83h

Chris Condello, Longwood, Fla., 44-39--83h

Andrew Giuliani, New York, N.Y., 41-42--83h

Ray Vigeant, Arnold, Md., 44-39--83c

Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash., 39-45--84h

Connor Arendell, Cape Coral, Fla., 39-45--84h

Kory Storer, San Mateo, Calif., 45-39--84h

James Vargas, Miami, Fla., 44-40--84h

Giwon Suh, Orlando, Fla., 39-45--84c

Steve Tiley, England,, 42-43--85h

Winston Walker, Huntsville, Ala., 43-42--85h

Michael Thompson, Tucson, Ariz., 39-46--85h

Doug Clapp, Walpole, Mass., 41-44--85h

Ji Moon, Lake Mary, Fla., 42-43--85h

Matt Bryant, Columbia, S.C., 44-42--86h

Jordan Johnstun, Evans, Ga., 42-44--86h

Kenny Adams, San Diego, Calif., 42-44--86h

Mark Farrell, Westport, Conn., 41-46--87h

Andy Gabelman, Barrington, Ill., 42-45--87h

Bradley Shigezawa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 45-43--88h

Kurt Sroka, McHenry, Ill., 43-45--88h

Dean Rodgers, Lake Jackson, Texas, 48-41--89h

Jerry Michals, Carlsbad, Calif., 45-46--91c

Charles Del Priore, New Rochelle, N.Y., 50-44--94h

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