69 was the lowest first round score at the 95th Missouri Amateur Championship in Springfield Tuesday. 40-year-old David Johnson of St. Louis, 19-year-old Matt Hillis of Poplar Bluff, and 14-year-old Connor Mc Henry of Jefferson City all fired a 2-under. Two-time defending champ Mark McBride of Lebanon finished with a 70. After today’s action the field of 156 will be cut to 64 and match play will begin on Thursday.