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July 25, 2013

Shin's 64 gives him first lead of Porter Cup

Tonawanda News — LEWISTON — Justin Shin seemed to come from out of nowhere in the opening round of the Porter Cup, getting six birdies and scoring a 29 in the back nine to help establish him as the early leader.

He almost couldn't come to the tournament at all, as the Hamilton, Ont. resident found himself stuck in border traffic on his way to Niagara Falls Country Club early Wednesday.

"Having a little trouble to cross the border because I had to stop there 40, 50 minutes," said Shin. "So even this morning I felt I was going to miss the tee time."

He made it before his scheduled 8:50 a.m. tee time, but had very little time to practice his putting or swings. 

Why go through the trouble of commuting from Hamilton to Lewiston? It's because his parents traveled from South Korea and only get a limited time to share with their son. 

"They want to watch me and I don't want to just stay by myself a whole week, because they only come for just a month," Shin said. "I want to spend some time with my family and so I tried to find a hotel but it's tough to find up here, so I actually decided to just go back and forth."

Two players tied for second place with scores of 65, or 5-under par: Tyler Dunlap of Trophy Club, Texas and Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, California. Three more players tied for fourth place at 4-under, while five players shot an opening 2-under to find themselves tied in seventh place.

Long after Shin completed his round and headed off for some of that quality time with his parents, some of the pre-tournament favorites were heading in to finish their rounds.

With US Open low amateur player Michael Kim a late withdrawal from the Porter Cup, many eyes were focused on Kim's teammate at the University of California, 2013 NCAA champion Max Homa.

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