By firing the Initial hole-in-one of the campaign during the opening round of A Military Tribute at The 32, sungjae Am made the start to the PGA Tour season.
The PGA Tour Rookie of the Year pinpointed his tee shot at the par-three 15th on his solution to an opening-round 66 at West Virginia, leaving him four strokes back from early pacesetter Robby Shelton.
From rolling in from four feet at the par-five 12th, simply to take two efforts out of a bunker on his way to a bogey at the next im was just only one over after eight holes in West Sulphur Springs but followed closely back birdies.
The Korean forced his rise up the leaderboard by holing out from 233 yards at the 15th due to his ace, seeing his tee shot pitch 10 feet and roll into the cup, before finishing with a birdie at the par-three last.
Shelton holds a two-shot edge after mixing two birdies with a lone blemish on his way into a eight-under 62, with defending champion Kevin Na and Scott Harrington – who is making his debut as a PGA Tour member in the age of 38 – part of the pursuing pack.
Zack Sucher, Mark Hubbard and lanto Griffin finish the quintet on six below, using former PGA Champion Jimmy Walker section of the group off the pace and Scotland’s Martin Laird along with Im about four below.
Tom Lewis, that secured his PGA Tour card at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship with victory, birdied the three holes from his first-round 68 to join Bryson DeChambeau along with Ireland’s Seamus Power in a share of 53rd spot.
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