Strong putting brings Erik van Rooyen an even-par round one of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Erik van Rooyen hit 9 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Genesis Invitational, and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Van Rooyen finished his day tied for 42nd at even par; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
On the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Erik van Rooyen reached the green in 3 and sunk a 16-inch putt for birdie. This moved Erik van Rooyen to 1 under for the round.
On the 434-yard par-4 fifth, van Rooyen had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving van Rooyen to even for the round.
Van Rooyen got a double bogey on the 433-yard par-4 eighth, getting on the green in 5 and one putting, moving van Rooyen to 2 over for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 458-yard par-4 ninth hole, van Rooyen had a 165 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved van Rooyen to 1 over for the round.
After a 316 yard drive on the 315-yard par-4 10th, van Rooyen chipped his second shot to 8 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved van Rooyen to even-par for the round.
On the 583-yard par-5 11th, van Rooyen had a birdie after hitting the green in 2 and two putting. This was his 3rd under-par hole in a row and moved van Rooyen to 1 under for the round.
On the 192-yard par-3 14th, van Rooyen's his chip went 19 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to even for the round.
On the 487-yard par-4 15th, van Rooyen had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving van Rooyen to 1 over for the round.
After a drive to the right rough on the 475-yard par-4 18th hole, van Rooyen chipped in his third, carding a birdie for the hole. This moved van Rooyen to even-par for the round.