Keeping Score

2020 Corales Puntacana: 4 tied in Dominican

Tyler McCumber, a 3-time winner on the Latinoamerica Tour, sets the pace with Scott Harrington, Hudson Swafford and Sepp Straka

3: Number of times that American Tyler McCumber has won professional tournaments in Latin America during his career. McCumber shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the lead at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. He was tied with Americans Scott Harrington and Hudson Swafford and Austria’s Sepp Straka. Among the leaders, only Swafford, who won the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge, owns a victory on the PGA Tour. McCumber, the son of 10-time PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber, won three times on the Latinoamerica Tour from 2014 to 2016. McCumber, starting on the back nine at Corales Golf Course on the eastern tip of Hispaniola, birdied his first three holes and then played Nos. 2-4 in 4 under. He held the solo lead at 8 under until he bogeyed the par-4 eighth hole, his 17th. Kelly Kraft enjoyed the day’s best finish, going eagle-par-eagle, including an ace at the 204-yard par-3 ninth, his final hole, to shoot 4-under 68. Defending champion Graeme McDowell shot 70. This is the fifth year of a PGA Tour-sponsored event at Puntacana, after the played at the resort in 2016 and 2017 before the tournament was promoted to an opposite-field event on the PGA Tour in 2018 (scores).

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