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Trio of golfers share Western Amateur lead

Wednesday - 7/31/2013, 12:20am  ET

ROLAND, Ark. (AP) -- Georgia Tech's Seth Reeves, Stanford's Cameron Wilson and recent Southern California graduate Sam Smith each shot a 7-under 65 on Tuesday to share the first-round lead at the Western Amateur.

Wisconsin's Jordan Niebrugge and Texas A&M's Tyler Dunlap are another shot back at 6 under on the 7,480-yard layout at The Alotian Club.

Smith made nine birdies during his opening round.

Niebrugge is coming off a pair of wins in recent weeks, the Wisconsin State Amateur last week and the U.S. Public Links a week before that.

Twenty seven players were within four shots of the lead. The tournament features 156 of the game's top amateurs and concludes on Sunday.

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