MCDOWELL - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Golf: McDowell, Na grab early lead with 68s at US Open <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Golf: McDowell, Na grab early lead with 68s at US Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Newberry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T23:24:37.744-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pinehurst, N.C. • That wasn’t so tough. With former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell leading the way, Pinehurst No. 2 gave up more birdies than expected in the early going Thursday. Taking advantage of a thick cloud cover that greeted the morning starters, McDowell shot a 2-under 68 and was tied for the lead with Kevin Na. Six other players, including 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, opened with 69s on the Donald Ross masterpiece that has undergone a drastic makeover to restore its rustic look, with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580603802014-06-12T23:24:37.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T23:24:37.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:24:37 MDT