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Hossler, 17, falls down but not out at Open

Updated: June 15, 2012, 11:56 PM ET
By Farrell Evans

SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday at around 3:33 p.m. PT at The Olympic Club, Beau Hossler took the lead in the U.S. Open with a birdie at the first hole, his 11th of the day. The Orange County, Calif., native had played brilliantly up to this point: a bogey-free card with a nice birdie at the par-5 17th.

This 17-year-old was proceeding like a tour veteran with 10 U.S. Opens under his belt. For a moment, he was reminiscent of Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, Johnny Goodman, Jack Nicklaus and any ...

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