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Cantlay makes PGA history

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Nineteen-year-old UCLA star Patrick Cantlay shot a course-record 10-under 60 -- the lowest PGA Tour round ever by an amateur -- to take a four-stroke lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

The low amateur last week in the U.S. Open, Cantlay tied the tournament record set by Tommy Bolt when the event was played in Wethersfield in 1954.

Cantlay is scheduled to play in the Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club next month.

Cantlay birdied the final two holes at TPC River Highlands to reach 13 under. After shooting a 67 on Friday morning in the rain-delayed first round, he had eight birdies and an eagle in the afternoon.

D.J. Trahan (62), Webb Simpson (65), Vaughn Taylor (66) and Alexandre Rocha (66) were 9 under along with Andres Romero, who completed only five holes in the second round before play was suspended because of darkness just after 8 p.m. Seventy-seven players were unable to finish the round.

Cantlay just completed his freshman year at UCLA and has said he plans to stay until he earns his degree.

Four players have shot 61s at the TPC River Highlands course. The last was Kenny Perry in 2009.

An amateur hasn't won a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson in the 1991 Northern Telecom Open in Arizona.


Huston fires 65 for lead

ENDICOTT -- John Huston defied the odds at the short-and-narrow En-Joie Golf Club course. He struggled off the tee and it didn't matter one bit.

Despite hitting just five of 14 fairways, Huston fashioned a 7-under 65 on Friday to tie Mark Wiebe for the lead after the first round of the Champions Tour Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Huston had seven birdies on a bogey-free day, nearly making eagle at No. 18 when his second shot at the par 4 hit the flag and stayed out. The tap-in birdie tied him with Wiebe, who also had seven birdies and no bogeys as he began his drive to win his second straight event.

"I was usually on the fairway side of the trees anyway and had a shot to the greens," said Huston, who birdied all three par 5s on the front side. "With these tournaments being three days instead of four, it's really important to get off to a good start. As good as the guys are, it's hard to come from too far behind."

Ronnie Black and Nick Price were tied for third at 6 under, while Steve Lowery, Hal Sutton, John Cook, and Peter Jacobsen were at 5 under. Tom Lehman, who leads Price in the race for the Charles Schwab Cup, had a 1-under 71, while Tom Watson, third in the standings, shot 72 in his first appearance at En-Joie since the 1976 B.C. Open.

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