Walker Cup player Todd White and Kevin Marsh shot 4-under 66 on Saturday to share first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
The 45-year-old White, from Spartanburg, S.C., and Marsh, from Henderson, Nev., played on the Country Club of Birmingham's East Course. The top 64 after the second round Sunday will advance to match play on the West Course.
Jim Chang of San Marino, Calif., and Matthew Mattare of Jersey City, N.J., were a stroke back. They also opened on the East Course.
The event is limited to players 25 and older.