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Fox’s one-under par effort opens his play in the team event.
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Steven Fox Fires 71 at World Amateur Team Championship

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Chattanooga Mocs senior Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) shot one-under par 71 in the opening round of the World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey today. Fox and his teammates have the United States in first place at 13-under par 131.

Fox's 71 was actually the team's drop score as Chris Williams (Washington) and Justin Thomas (Alabama) got the Americans off to a fast start. Williams had the low round of the day with a 64 (-8) while Thomas is tied for third at 67 (-5). Fox is tied for 36th.

"Today went alright," Fox said. "I hit it well, just didn't make many putts. Just hit a lot of edges all day.

"I'm ready for tomorrow though," he continued. "I'm playing well...just waiting for everything to come together. The team played great. If we can drop a one under each day I'd say we can win it."

Fox was very consistent with two birdies and 15 pars on his card. The lone blemish was a bogey on the par three third hole. He and his mates have a four-shot lead on Mexico in second (-9) and five on the Republic of Korea in third at eight under.

He is scheduled to tee off at 4:55 a.m., Eastern Time, as the Americans play with Chinese Taipei and Germany. Live scoring is available here.

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