U.S. Open Golf 2012 Leaderboard: Amateur Beau Hossler Takes Lead

Amateur Beau Hossler has taken the lead at the 2012 U.S. Open, adding fuel to the fire of what has become one of the best stories of the sporting year to this point.

The 17-year old high schooler just dropped an eight-foot putt on the first hole of The Olympic Club to take sole possession of the tournament lead at 2-under. Hossler started his round on the course's back nine and is currently playing his 12th hole of the day.

The last amateur to actually win the U.S. Open was Johnny Goodman in 1933. If Hossler can keep his strong play up throughout the weekend, he could join such names as Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, and Western Golf Association namesake Chick Evans.

The last amateur to hold the lead at the U.S. Open was Jim Simons in 1980, who lead after 54 holes.

For all your news and updates in the run up to the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic, visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub. Be sure to head over to USOpen.com for even more coverage from the event.

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