One amateur inside cutline at the Open

Amateur Jimmy Mullen hits his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

Amateur Jimmy Mullen hits his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

19-year-old Jimmy Mullen is the only amateur inside the cut at the Open Championship, but he hasn’t started his second round yet.

Mullen of East-the-Water, England, shot an even-par 71 in Thursday’s opening round. He doesn’t tee off until 3:51 p.m. local time, and is four shots inside the cut-line as of now.

Not too long ago, ESPN’s Mike Tirico said he thought the cut-line would move to 6 over when it’s all said and done.

As for other amateurs, 2013 British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous shot 5-over 76, and will start his day one-shot outside the current cut-line.

Incoming Northwestern freshman Matthew Fitzpatrick was at 2 over to start his day, but shot a second-round 76 and sits at 7 over for the tournament.

Kentucky senior Ben Stow is at 8 over for the championship after being 5 over through seven holes on Friday.

The other four amateurs take up four of the last five spots on the leaderboard. There sits U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox (78-79), who will miss his ninth consecutive PGA Tour/major championship cut. San Diego Grant Forrest (73-86) and East Tennessee State junior and the 2012 European Amateur champion Rhys Pugh (84-77) are 152nd and 153rd on the leaderboard, respectively.

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