Playing with the big guys

Thursday, June 11, 2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. Junior Amateur champion Cameron Peck proved he can play with the pros, carding a 1-under 69 in the first round of the St. Jude Classic.

“I dropped a couple long putts,” he said in the understatement of the day.

Peck dialed long distance from 26, 37 and 46 feet for three of his five birdies. He needed only 23 putts total. A double bogey on the fifth hole and two other bogeys kept him from being among the leaders.

“I could’ve had a really good round today,” he said. “Under par in a pro tournament, I’m excited.”