ANDOVER, Kan. — Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo was tied for 63rd place Monday after the opening round of the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Tournament.
Kwak shot a 3-over-par 74 at Flint Hills National Golf Club. He was 11 strokes behind the leader, Brandon Mancheno of Jacksonville, Florida, who shot a 63.
The second round is Tuesday, with Kwak scheduled to tee off at 5:11 a.m. PDT. After 36 rounds of stroke play, the top 64 golfers from the field of 156 advance to match play.
In Monday’s round, Kwak played the back nine first and shot a 2-under-par 33. On the front nine he had bogeys on the par-4 3rd, par-3 4th, par-4 6th holes and shot a 4-over-par 40.
Kwak, a junior-to-be at Kamiak High School, is playing in the U.S. Junior Amateur for the second time in three years. He didn’t make the cut as a 14-year-old in 2015.