Number of bogeys that Phil Mickelson made in a first-round 65 on Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open. Mickelson, at 7 under, trails rookie Sepp Straka of Austria by two strokes in the PGA Tour’s 2018-19 season-opener at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course in Napa, Calif. American Chase Wright was second at 64. Mickelson, whose management company runs the Safeway Open, competed just days after he went 0-2 as the Americans lost to Europe in the Ryder Cup in France. He ran off six consecutive birdies at Silverado, on Nos. 9-14, to surge into contention (scores).
Score, an eagle, on the final hole as Australia’s David Micheluzzi holed out with a pitching wedge for a 6-under 64 and the first-round lead at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong course in Singapore. Micheluzzi, 22, of Melbourne, stands 13th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He won the Australian Master of the Amateurs earlier this year and finished second in the Australian Men’s Amateur. China’s Cheng Jin, the 2015 Asia Pacific Amateur champion, Yung-Hua Liu of Taiwan and Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines shared second at 65. The winner will be invited to play in next year’s Masters and British Open (scores).
Number of points that the top-seeded South Koreans won to emerge as the leaders on the first day of pool play in the LPGA’s UL International Crown. The teams of Sung Hyun Park/In-Kyung Kim and In Gee Chun/Se Yeon Ryu won their matches, but their Taiwanese opponents took the hosts to the 18th hole at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon. The second-seeded Americans, playing in the pool opposite South Korea, posted a split decision against Sweden, as Cristie Kerr/Lexi Thompson won and Jessica Korda/Michelle Wie lost (scores).
Score shot by Thailand’s Pavarisa Yoktuan, who leads the first round of the Symetra Tour Championship at LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. (scores). The top 10 finishers on the developmental tour’s money list after play concludes Sunday will earn playing privileges on the LPGA for next season (money list).
Scores posted by co-leaders Marcus Fraser of Australia and Matt Wallace of England in the first round of the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Fraser shot 4 under at Carnoustie, and Wallace shot 4 under at St. Andrews’ Old Course. American Brooks Koepka posted a 70 at Kingsbarns, the third course being used during the first three rounds, and was tied for eighth. The tournament will conclude Sunday at the Old Course (scores).