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The Tour Report

June 7 2012

3:15 PM

Big Ten champ Guthrie's strong debut

Nice pro debut for Luke Guthrie, the two-time Big Ten medalist from Illinois. Despite a double bogey at his last hole on Thursday, he shot a 1-under 69 in the first round of TPC Southwind. "My first pro event, first pro debut and solid first round — minus the 18th hole," Guthrie said after his round. Guthrie turned pro after last week’s NCAA Championships at Riviera, and spent the early part of this week trying to qualify for the U.S. Open (he came up just short). Still, all signs were encouraging after his sub-par round, which included birdies in two of his first three holes, and another hot stretch midway in his round when he birdied three of four holes. "Got a couple of putts to fall early and that got me pretty comfy out there," Guthrie said. His goals are simple this week: "Hoping to learn a lot and just play some good golf," he said. Click here to replay Guthrie’s round