Gavin Hall of texas hits out of a bunker on the first hole during the final round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club on June 1, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Longhorn Gavin Hall tied for second after first round of U.S. Amateur

Posted August 15th, 2016

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  • Four Longhorns shoot under par in opening round of U.S. Amateur

UT’s Gavin Hall shot a 5-under 65 in the first round of the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Monday and is tied for second place.

Hall is in a three-way tie for second and trails leader Dawson Armstrong by one stroke. Armstrong had seven birdies and one bogey to finish with a 64. Hall had a bogey-free round and rolled in five birdies.

Teammates Taylor Funk, Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim carded rounds under par in the opening round. Funk shot a 66 on the North Course and is tied for fifth at 4 under. Scheffler had five birdies and a bogey on the back nine of the South Course and carded a 3 under 67 to tie for 11th. Ghim was 1 under par on the South course and is tied for 31st place.

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The top 64 finishers after 36 holes will advance to match play. The match play finals will take place on Sunday.

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