Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Moore, Cappelen top 5 after Patriot first round
Taylor Moore blasts out of a sandtrap near the 8th green in the fourth round of the Western Amatuer at the Alotian Club in Roland on Aug. 2, 2013.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore is tied for third and senior Sebastian Cappelen is tied for fifth after the first day of the Patriot All-America Tournament at The Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz. on Sunday.
Moore shot a two-under 68 and Cappelen a one-under 69 in the first round. Cappelen is the defending champion of the event.
Cappelen played the first six holes one-over par, but sunk three birdies over his last 12 holes. Cappelen birdied the par 4 18th for the third time in four rounds at the course.
Moore had three birdies on the front nine and birdied the par 4 17th Sunday. He bogeyed the par 4 8th and 13th holes.
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch leads the field of 84 heading into Monday's second round. Crouch shot a four-under 66 Sunday.