The scorecards were signed and turned in Friday for the first round of the Laramie Open.
It was the first of two rounds to decide who makes the cut for Sunday’s professional championship round and the halfway point for amateur golfers at the University of Wyoming’s Jacoby Golf Course.
The top 60 plus ties in the professional category will advance to the championship round. The four flights of amateur golfers will play their final round today for 36 total holes.
Nick Mason and Austin Jordan paced the professional field and have a two-stroke lead with each firing a first-round 64 (7-under). Jordan was last year’s Laramie Open champion and Mason finished tied for second.
Sitting at a 5-under 66 is Jhared Hack for sole possession of third place. In a tie for fourth is Blair Hamilton and Justin Bardgett with rounds of 67 (4-under). After that, the field tightens with a seven-way tie for sixth place and a five-way tie for 13th.
Leading all amateurs is Trevor Pilgrim, who opened with a 2-over 73 playing in the first flight. He is followed by Tom VerPoeg, who is two strokes back at 75 and Rolf Peterson in third at 76.
Tim Stamp has the early lead in the second flight with a 79. Dave Perdue is two strokes behind in second, followed by a four-way tie for third with Donald Vialpando, Brian Harnisch, Eric Weitzel and Brian Hall at turning in an 84.
Rod Tyson’s 79 lead the third flight and is five strokes ahead of Brad Harder and Kevin Luke, who are tied for second.
Jonathon Land has a six-stroke cushion to lead the fourth flight with an 84. Paul Woodward and Glen Freeman are tied for second with rounds of 90.
Today’s second round will begin with at 7 a.m. for the morning wave and noon for the afternoon wave.