USGA

Moore, McCoy share U.S. Amateur medalist honors

Johns Creek, GA (Sports Network) - Taylor Moore and Lee McCoy shared stroke- play medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur Championship on Tuesday.

Moore carded a 2-under 69 on the Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course while McCoy also played Highlands and shot a 3-under 68 to finish at 8-under 135 after two rounds.

Reigning Junior Amateur champion Will Zalatoris (69) was among a group of five players who shared third place at 5-under. He was joined by Pan Cheng-Tsung (70), Jimmy Beck (73), Sam Burns (66) and Jonathan Garrick (71).

Pan, Beck, Burns and Garrick all played on the Riverside Course, which is a par-72.

Moore started on the back nine and tripped to an opening bogey but got that shot back with a birdie at the 11th. He parred the remainder of his outward nine to make the turn at 6-under.

After converting his eighth straight par at the first, he made back-to-back bogeys at the second and third.

Moore caught fire from there, however, as he birdied three straight from the fifth before closing his round with another gain at the ninth to end on top of the leaderboard.

McCoy birdied the 10th, his first hole, and then traded a birdie at the 13th with a bogey at the 14th to remain at 6-under.

A double-bogey at the par-3 17th dropped him back to minus-4, but he bounced back with four birdies over his next six holes to race into a share of the lead at 8-under. McCoy parred his final four holes to maintain his share of the lead with Moore.

With 17 players ending on the cut line 2-over 145, there will a playoff for the final four places in the match play portion of the championship at 8:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

Match play will then begin and last through Sunday's 36-hole final.

08/12 20:42:49 ET

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