Fillmore in Lead at U.S. Amateur

BYU junior Robbie Fillmore is in the lead at the U.S. Amateur in North Carolina. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PINEHURST -- BYU’s Robbie Fillmore won the stroke-play portion of the U.S. Amateur in North Carolina on Tuesday to lead a pack of 64 golfers going into today’s match-play segment of the tournament.

Fillmore, a junior, shot a 5-under 65 on Tuesday at the Pinehurst No. 4 course to go along with a 1-under 69 effort at the No. 2 course on Monday to finish at –6 134. He trailed first-round leader Wesley Bryan of South Carolina to come back strong and finish two strokes ahead in the second round.

Among those who Fillmore finished ahead of include top-ranked amateurs Danny Lee (141), Kevin Tway (143) and Jamie Lovemark (143).

The Salt Lake City native competed in all 12 of BYU’s tournaments this past season and finished in the top-20 in seven of those competitions. He shot a season-low 66 in the third round of the John H. Burns Invitational in Hawaii and owned the team’s lowest stroke average of 72.57. He also made the Academic All-MWC list for Spring 2008.