Beau Hossler walked down the second fairway at Olympic Club, suddenly surrounded by a throng of fans shouting, "Let's go Beau! Let's do this!"
He lumbered up the tilted green and settled next to the bunker, where his ball was sitting nicely. He glanced up at the big leaderboard off to the right of the green.
Only two names in red: his own at 2 under, and Jim Furyk at 1 under. The 17-year-old with a mouth full of braces was leading the 112th US Open.
"I was pretty excited about it, but then again I had another 40 holes at least to be playing in the tournament," said Hossler, the rising senior-to-be at Santa Margarita High School in Southern California. "You've got a long way to go, and you can't get too wrapped up in where you're at.
"You've got to keep focused and try to go out there and salvage some pars on the first six holes, which is pretty difficult to do."
And so began the maturation of the teenager, and the world...