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2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: 17-Year-Old Amateur Beau Hossler Takes Share Of Lead

After a difficult morning that saw only a handful of golfers break par, 17-year-old amateur golfer Beau Hossler burst onto the scene on Friday afternoon at the 112th U.S. Open to take a share of the lead at 1-under par.

Hossler, who shot an even par 70 on Thursday, opened his Friday round on No. 9 and proceeded to reel off eight consecutive pars before birdieing the par-5 17th. Hossler made the turn with a birdie-bogey combination on the front nine, but the strong effort to open his round allowed him to pull into a tie with clubhouse leader Jim Furyk at 1-under for the tournament.

Directly behind Hossler on the leaderboard is none other than favorite Tiger Woods, who bogied three consecutive holes to give away the brief lead he held earlier in the day before making the turn. Michael Thompson, the 18-hole leader at 4-under, has fallen off the pace significantly in round two and is a woeful 5-over through 10 holes.

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