Australian Cameron Percy had just one birdie in his last five holes but still equaled his best score on the PGA Tour, 62 strokes
Australian Cameron Percy had just one birdie in his last five holes but still equaled his best score on the PGA Tour, 62 strokes, ten under par, which gave him a two-stroke lead on the first day of the World Wide Technology Championship.
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Percy holed a wedge from 70 yards to make an eagle on the sixth hole and passed with -9 for the first 13 holes, with two reachable par 5s still to play, but in neither of them could he get the birdie.
He made a 5-meter putt on the last hole at El Cardonal at Diamante, in Los Cabos (Mexico), to equal the result he achieved in Las Vegas in 2010. He is two strokes ahead of Camilo Villegas and Michael Kim, who played in the morning, and Nat Lashley and Tano Goya, who played in the afternoon.
Playing conditions were ideal throughout the day, with wide fairways, soft greens and a wind that was more refreshing than threatening. Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods, who designed El Cardonal, his first course used for a PGA Tour event, attracted a lot of attention on this first day.
The average number of strokes in this first round was 69.5, since more than half of the 132 players finished below 70 strokes. Matt Kuchar (-7), who is looking to get between 51st and 60th in the FedEx Fall to have a place in the first two designated events of 2024, was another of the notable names in a start to the tournament where Ludvig Aberg (-4) had to settle for a round of 68 strokes.
The game was suspended due to darkness and 10 golfers were unable to finish their rounds. Percy turns 50 next May, has never won on the PGA Tour and is ranked 152nd in the FedEx Cup. The top 125 keeps the card full for 2024.
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