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Tale of two nines for amateur Jordan Spieth

Updated: June 14, 2012, 9:50 PM ET
By Kevin Maguire

SAN FRANCISCO -- After playing his first 10 holes in even par, amateur Jordan Spieth got stung by what many here at the Olympic Club are calling the most difficult six-hole stretch to start a golf course.

The University of Texas golfer bogeyed four of the first five holes on the front nine to shoot a 4-over 74.

Spieth, who is making his first major championship appearance, only got into the U.S. Open after PGA Tour pro Brandt Snedeker withdrew with a rib injury.

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