Matthew NeSmith shoots 1-over 71 in round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii
January 09, 2020
- January 09, 2020
PGA TOUR – The CUT
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Matthew NeSmith hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing at 1 over for the tournament. NeSmith finished his day tied for 46th at 1 over; Collin Morikawa is in 1st at 5 under; Ted Potter, Jr. is in 2nd at 4 under; and Sungjae Im, Sam Ryder, Ryan Palmer, Brendon Todd, and Matt Jones are tied for 3rd at 3 under.
At the 423-yard par-4 second, NeSmith got on in 2 and missed his par putt from 9 feet, finishing with a 3-putt bogey. This moved NeSmith to 1 over for the round.
On the 467-yard par-4 fifth hole, NeSmith reached the green in 2 and sunk a 26-foot putt for birdie. This moved NeSmith to even for the round.
After a drive to the right rough on the 506-yard par-5 ninth hole, NeSmith hit an approach shot from 73 yards to 5 feet, setting himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved NeSmith to 1 under for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 440-yard par-4 12th hole, NeSmith chipped in his fifth, carding a bogey for the hole. This moved NeSmith to 2 over for the round.
On the 551-yard par-5 18th, NeSmith had a birdie after hitting the green in 2 and two putting. This moved NeSmith to 1 over for the round.