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Stephenson, Haynes, and Murray Share the Lead after the First Round

The
first round of the 2014 North Mid-Amateur Championship presented by UST Mamiya
got underway Friday at the Prestonwood Country Club, Hills course in Plano. The
6,496 yard course isn’t overly long, but puts a premium on well-placed tee
shots. The 84 player field was met with mild conditions ideal for scoring.

Lewis
Stephenson of Mansfield set the pace early with a round of 4-under par, 68.
Finishing shortly after Stephenson was Austin Haynes of Richardson who matched
the clubhouse leader with a 68. Haynes recorded eight birdies in his first
round. Jeff Murray of Fort Worth also went on to shoot 68 and will take a share
of the lead heading into the second round on Saturday. One shot behind the
leaders at 3-under par are Michael Pruitt of Lubbock, and Dan Cook of
Arlington. In all, 11 players finished under par for the first round. With 17
players within 4 shots of the lead heading into the weekend, it is sure to be
an exciting final 36-holes of golf.

Round
two will get underway on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM with players teeing off
both the first and tenth tees. The championship will conclude on Sunday with
the final 18-hole round.