NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — J.T. Poston shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead within the PGA Excursion’s Barbasol Championship.
Poston birdied six of the 1st 8 holes at rain-softened Keene Hint, bogeyed the par-Three 9th and added 5 extra birdies at the again 9 for his lowest ranking at the PGA Excursion.
”It used to be a kind of days the whole thing clicked,” Poston stated. ”Hit it excellent, hit numerous fairways, numerous vegetables. I used to be hitting it so excellent I did not actually have that many long birdie putts that I made till the ultimate hollow.”
Winless at the excursion, the 26-year-old former Western Carolina participant closed with a 27-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th.
”The vegetables were a bit of at the less attackable facet at the beginning of the week, less attackable than I believe maximum guys would be expecting,” Poston stated. ”However numerous rain ultimate night time and so they are comfortable, and they are actually excellent vegetables and you’ll be able to make numerous putts. They are rolling actually smartly. You hit the green and also you get numerous wedges for your hand and guys are going to make numerous birdies.”
Nick Taylor used to be a stroke again. The Canadian had an eagle and 7 birdies in a bogey-free around.
”I hit each and every inexperienced, I did not leave out a fairway, so it used to be very cast tee to inexperienced and putts have been getting in,” Taylor stated. ”The whole thing used to be more or less clicking lately. With the comfortable stipulations, it used to be other than the apply rounds. I assumed it might be a bit of bit harder, after which that rain got here in ultimate night time and for sure softened issues up. ”
Wes Roach opened with a 64.
”I performed cast, hit numerous fairways, gave myself some excellent alternatives with some wedges and brief irons, and used to be ready to hit some high quality photographs, and putted great,” Roach stated.
Invoice Haas used to be at 65 with Roberto Castro, Jim Herman, Kelly Kraft, Josh Teater, Kramer Hickok, D.J. Trahan and Sebastian Munoz.
John Daly shot a 71, following a triple bogey at the par-Four fourth with an eagle at the par-Five 5th. Preventing osteoarthritis in his proper knee, Daly used to be denied a cart by means of the R&A for the British Open, however has been licensed for a cart at PGA Excursion occasions till the top of the yr. That is his first PGA Excursion tournament since he used to be licensed for a cart ultimate fall.
”It is simply getting worse each day,” Daly stated. ”Almost definitely have to return and possibly duct tape it. I did it in Wisconsin. The knee’s falling, so it’s good to actually pick out my knee up and put it again. It is brutal, however particularly downhill and stuff like that.”
The event winner will obtain a place within the PGA Championship, however no longer within the Masters.