Cook and Gooch send in Houston after the first day

The two American golfers finished the day with 64 strokes, eight under par, which allowed them to position themselves as the first leaders of the PGA Tour tournament.


The Americans Austin Cook and Talor Gooch delivered cards with 64 strokes, eight under par, which allowed them to lead the classification at the end of the first round of the Houston Open of golf corresponding to the PGA Tour.

Cook, 28, ranked 54th in the PGA, started the journey with five birdies and an eagle in the first nine holes that allowed him to stay ahead of the classification.

Another birdie in the thirteenth and the rest pairs, without having any bogey, assured him first place.

While 27-year-old Gooch, ranked number 119 in the world rankings, was surprised with an eight-stroke under par after hitting 10 birdies and two bogeys by showing great confidence in the shots on the green.

Austrian Sepp Straka finished in third place with a 65-stroke card, seven under par, after making nine birdies and two bogeys.

The Americans Russell Henley, Lanto Griffin and Tyler McCumber, as well as the Chinese Xin-Jun Zhang finished tied for fourth place with a 66-stroke course, six under par.

The Houston Open, which is being held for the last time at the Golf Club of Houston, to change headquarters next year to the renovated Memorial Park Golf course, in the city center, distributes seven and a half million dollars.



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