England's Scott Gregory shoots 22-over 92 in Round 1

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Twenty-three-year-old Scott Gregory thinks he was just a kid the last time he shot in the 90s.

''It's been a long time,'' he said after shooting a 22-over 92 on Thursday to take a stranglehold on last place early on in the U.S. Open. ''It's not the week I wanted to revisit it.''

Although the 2016 British Amateur champion was in one of the earliest groups, there was no one within nine strokes of him on the leaderboard as the afternoon threesomes began to tee off.

His advice for those not yet out on the course: ''You can't miss it long, short, left or right. If you hit it in the middle, you're all right.''

Still, it wasn't all bad for Gregory, who missed the cut in last year's U.S. Open.

He got to meet Tiger Woods.

''I've been waiting for that picture for 15 years,'' he said. ''So it's quite a big deal.''

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