Back to the Golf Newsfeed

Wu (65) fights off jetlag to take early lead at U.S. Amateur

What jetlag?

After helping the U.S. to the gold medal at the Pan American Games, Brandon Wu took a red-eye flight from Lima, Peru, on Sunday evening and less than 24 hours later was standing on the first tee at Pinehurst No. 4.

The Stanford grad took a while to get going on a tough scoring day for both U.S. Amateur host courses, but he eventually caught fire late on the easier No. 4. After playing even-par golf through 13 holes with two birdies, Wu strung together three straight birdies beginning at the par-3 14th hole, and he followed his birdie at the short par-4 16th with eagle at the gettable par-5 penultimate hole.