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Leesburg native Billy Hurley tied for lead at Quicken Loans National



Loudoun County High School alum Billy Hurley III has put together rounds of 5-under par 66 and 6-under par 65 to share the lead with Jon Rahm at the midway point of the 2016 Quicken Loans National.

The PGA Tour event continues through Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

Hurley is seeking his first PGA Tour victory. The Leesburg native has posted seven top 10 finishes in his PGA Tour career, highlighted by four top 10 performances in 2014 - including a T8 at the Quicken Loans National.

"It's always nice to get off to a good start. It doesn't matter where you're playing golf, getting 5 under in the first round, I'll take it anywhere," Hurley stated Thursday after his first round.

Hurley, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who now resides in Annapolis, continued, "Certainly also special to do it near home. Grew up on one side of D.C. here, live on the other side of D.C. now, so definitely kind of a hometown feel here for me."

Hurley and Rahm are tied at 11-under par, three shots clear of Vijay Singh and the rest of the field. Hurley is scheduled to tee off at 1:55 p.m. for Saturday's third round.


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