Moore, McCoy lead US Amateur after stroke play
AUG 12, 2014 10:00p ET
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) Taylor Moore and Lee McCoy were at 8-under 135 to lead stroke play Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Moore, a junior at the University of Arkansas, birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a 69 on the par-71 Highlands course. McCoy, a junior at Georgia, overcame a double-bogey with a stretch of five birdies in seven holes for a 68.
Cheng-Tsung Pan, Jimmy Beck, Sam Burns, Jonathan Garrick and Will Zalatoris were at 5-under 138.
The top 60 players have qualified for match play, which begins Wednesday leading up to the championship on Sunday. A playoff involving 17 players for the final four spots in the field will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday on the Riverside Course.
Burns, an 18-year-old high school senior from Shreveport, Louisiana, shot a 66, the day's low round, on the par-72 Riverside Course. He had seven birdies and one bogey.