CHATHAM, N.J. - After four second-place finishes, Michael Deo won the New Jersey Amateur yesterday.

Deo, of High Bridge Hills, shot closing rounds of 75 and 73 to capture the 108th Amateur by a stroke over Mike Meisenzahl of Little Mill.

Deo finished with a 72-hole total of 3-over-par 291 at Fairmount Country Club. Defending champion Tom Gramigna of Tavistock finished tied for third, 3 shots behind.

PGA Tour

DUBLIN, Ohio - Luke Donald took only 20 putts at Muirfield Village, which allowed him to tie a Memorial Tournament record by opening with an 8-under 64 and a 3-shot lead over a group that included Jim Furyk and Jason Day, who bogeyed his last two holes.


Se Ri Pak shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a share of the first-round lead with fellow South Korean Jee Young Lee in the State Farm Classic at Panther Creek in Springfield, Ill. . . . David Frost shot a 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, with Thomas Bjorn, Nick Dougherty and Alan Mclean.