Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of strokes under par that American Stacy Lewis and Australian Hannah Green stood after the first round Thursday to lead the LPGA’s Hugel-Air Premia LA Open. Both toured Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles without a bogey. Lewis, 34, a 12-time winner on the LPGA, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in October, and is seeking her first victory since September 2017. Australia’s Minjee Lee stood third at 5-under 66 (scores).


Number of birdies that England’s Jordan Smith made as he shot a bogey-free 65 for the first-round lead at the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco. Smith, 26, is seeking his first victory since 2017. American Sean Crocker was tied with Spain’s Alejandro Canizares in second place at 67. The European Tour is playing the Trophee Hassan II at the club’s Red Course (scores) while the Ladies European Tour holds its Lalla Meryem Cup concurrently on the adjacent Blue Course (scores).


Number of strokes under par that the team of Americans Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax stood before darkness suspended the first round at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Stallings and Mullinax rattled off 11 birdies against no bogeys in the better-ball format at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., to open a one-stroke lead over Scotland’s Martin Laird and Canada’s Nick Taylor. American Brian Gay and Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini also stood 10 under but had completed only 14 holes. Inclement weather prevented half of the 80-man field from starting the first round. The first and third rounds will be played with the four-ball (better ball) format, and the second and fourth rounds will use foursomes (alternate shot). After the second round, the cut will be made to the low 35 teams (scores).


Number of players from the 156-man field at the Tour’s Dormie Network Classic who broke par in the first round at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio. American Brian Richey and China’s Xinjun Zhang led the birdie brigade with 9-under 63s (scores).


Length, in yards, of the Top of the Rock, a nine-hole par-3 course and one of two layouts being used for the Champions Tour’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, which begins today in Ridgedale, Mo. Half of the 36 two-man teams will play modified alternate shot on the first nine and better ball on the second nine at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Top of the Rock while the other half play better ball on Ozark National, a Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw-designed 7,036-yard, par-71 course (tee times).


Number of entries accepted by the U.S. Golf Association for the 119th U.S. Open, to be played June 13-16 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. It is the eighth consecutive year that 9,000 or more entries have been accepted for the Open. Entries came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 77 foreign nations.

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