Fresno golfer Michael Weaver sits three shots off the lead after the first round of the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday in Erin, Wis.
Weaver, a former Clovis West High standout who now plays for Cal, opened with a 2-under 68 on the Blue Mound Golf & Country Club. The event's tri-leaders – Blake Biddle, Gregor Main and John Hahn – all shot 5-under 65s.
Clovis East senior Bryson DeChambeau is tied for 95th after shooting a 1-over 73 on the Erin Hills course, while former Clovis East standout Derek Ernst, now at UNLV, shot a 7-over 77 at Blue Mound and is tied for 276 entering today's second round.
The top 64 golfers after the second round will advance to the match-play format.
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Kendrick's ban reduced
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Robert Kendrick had his doping ban reduced to eight months from one year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Kendrick, a native of Fresno who lives in Florida, tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine at the French Open. He blamed it on a capsule he took for jet lag.
CAS said "it was not disputed by the parties that there was no intent to enhance sporting performance."