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Overton overcomes early deficit

Updated: July 17, 2003, 7:25 AM ET
Associated Press

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Qualifying medallist Jeff Overton advanced to the second round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Wednesday, beating Marc Hocking 2 and 1.

Overton, a junior at Indiana University, overcame an early two-hole deficit after matching the 36-hole qualifying record for any U.S. Golf Association event at 10-under 132.

"I just tried to shake it all off," Overton said. "It's exciting to shoot 64 and 68. That's awesome, but there is really nothing to get nervous ...

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