Number of strokes under par for Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka, the co-leaders at 66 after the first round at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla. Dahmen, 31, an American, and Straka, 25, a rookie from Austria, were making their debuts at the Valspar. Each is looking for his first Tour victory (scores).
Score for American Vince Covello, who recovered from a bogey on his first hole to get to 8 under and lead the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Covello played the four par 3s in 3 under at Le Triomphe Country Club in Broussard, La. Covello, 36, is seeking his first Web.com Tour victory in his 80th start dating to 2010. Puerto Rico’s Rafael Campos shared second with fellow Americans Trevor Cone, Paul Haley II and Greg Yates at 7-under 64 (scores).
Score for Celine Boutier to lead the LPGA’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup at 8 under. Boutier, 25, of France, played bogey-free golf at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Boutier, a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, posted her first LPGA victory last month, at the ISPS Handa Vic Open (scores).
Scores posted by co-leaders Nacho Elvira and Marcus Fraser in the first round of the European Tour’s Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Elvira, 32, of Spain, and Fraser, 40, an Australia and the 2016 Maybank winner, each carded eight birdies and one bogey at Saujana Golf & Country Club. Elvira, who played college golf at Texas A&M, is looking for his first victory on the European Tour. Angelo Que of the Philippines ran off nine birdies in his first 11 holes before slipping with back-to-back double bogeys, at Nos. 15 and 16, en route to a 66 (scores).
Distance, in yards, from which Scotland's Russell Knox holed a 3-wood for an albatross on the par-5 11th hole at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course. After having made the turn in 2-over 38, Knox shot 6-under 29 on the homeward nine and signed for a 4-under 67. He trailed co-leaders Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka by one stroke. It was the first albatross in tournament history.