Matthew NeSmith putts well but delivers a 1-over 72 first round in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree
June 10, 2021
- June 10, 2021
In his first round at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Matthew NeSmith hit 12 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation, and had a great day on the green leaving no misses on putts within 10 feet. NeSmith finished his day tied for 75th at 1 over; Wes Roach is in 1st at 7 under; Erik van Rooyen, Chesson Hadley, Dustin Johnson, and Doc Redman are tied for 2nd at 6 under; and Jhonattan Vegas is in 6th at 5 under.
At the 490-yard par-4 11th hole, Matthew NeSmith hit his first tee shot to trouble having to take a drop his second drive went to trouble having to hit his next out of native area before getting on the green in 4 and finishing with a bogey. This moved Matthew NeSmith to 1 over for the round.
NeSmith got a bogey on the 465-yard par-4 13th, getting on the green in 4 and one putting, moving NeSmith to 2 over for the round.
After hitting his tee shot into the native area, NeSmith hit his next to the right side of the fairway and reached the green on his third shot, rolling a two-putt bogey on the 360-yard par-4 15th. This moved NeSmith to 3 over for the round.
On the 435-yard par-4 16th hole, NeSmith reached the green in 2 and sunk a 17-foot putt for birdie. This moved NeSmith to 2 over for the round.
On the par-4 first, NeSmith's 141 yard approach to 11 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved NeSmith to 1 over for the round.