Senior Robbie Fillmore posted a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Utah Men's State Amateur Championship to tie for the overall lead. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
LAYTON -- Senior Robbie Fillmore is currently tied for the lead at the Utah Men’s State Amateur Championship at the Valley View Golf Course in Layton.
The Salt Lake City native shot a 6-under-par 66 Wednesday to end the opening round tied with Utah State’s Ben Schilleman for the lead in the 156-golfer field. Following Thursday’s second round, the field will be trimmed to 32, including defending champ Dan Horner.
Fillmore enjoyed a solid start with three birdies on the first four holes and put in a few more on holes eight and nine. He also saved a few holes on the back nine with long putts to salvage par.
Sophomore Jordan Rodgers is also participating in the tournament and played a solid round. Former Cougar Jared Overton is in second place at 5-under 67.