Keeping Score

Keeping score

59

Score, which was 11 under, for American Brandt Snedeker in the first round of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Amazingly, Snedeker, who started on the 10th hole, opened with a bogey and stood 1 over through three holes. He made a 20-foot birdie putt from the fringe at the par-4 No. 9 hole, his 18th, to cap an 8-under 27 on his homeward nine. It was the 10th score of 59 or better shot in PGA Tour history, and the first by anyone who was over par at any point in the round. Jim Furyk shot the all-time low, 58, in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship en route to a fifth-place finish. Among the previous 59s, only four went on to win tournament titles: Al Geiberger (1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic) and Justin Thomas (2017 Sony Open in Hawaii). Snedeker held a four-shot lead over Americans Ryan Moore and John Oda (scores).


62

Score, a career best, for Clement Sordet to lead the European Tour’s Nordea Masters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sordet, 25, of France, posted a bogey-free 8-under score at Hills Golf Club to open a two-stroke lead over Scotland’s Scott Jamieson and England’s Lee Slattery. American Hunter Stewart was among four players tied at 5-under 65. Sordet, who played college golf at Texas Tech, is a four-time winner on the Challenge Tour who is seeking his first victory on the European Tour (scores).


62

Score for American Lizette Salas to take the first-round lead in the LPGA’s Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas made eight birdies and an eagle in her bogey-free 10-under round at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis. Salas, 29, in her seventh year on tour, owns one LPGA victory, the 2014 Kingsmill Championship. She leads American Angel Yin and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka by two strokes. American Lexi Thompson, who returned from a one-month self-imposed break from the tour, shot 4-under 68 (scores).


61

Score for American Derek Ernst in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open. Ernst, 28, a former winner on the PGA Tour, toured Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow course in North Plains, Ore., with 11 birdies and a bogey to lead at 10 under. American Taylor Moore birdied his final four holes to shoot 8-under 63 for solo second (scores).


129

Combined age, in years, of Gibby Gilbert, 77, and son Gibby Gilbert III, 52, who will be the first father-son tandem to play in the same Champions Tour event when the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open begins today at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y. The elder Gilbert, who won three times on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and six times on the Champions Tour in the 1990s, last competed on the 50-and-older tour in 2009. The younger Gilbert will be making his 13th career start on the Champions Tour (tee times).


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