Good start for Sergio Garcia, Rahm and Cabrera; Hughes leads

The first day of competition at the Travelers Championship left good results for the Spaniards ahead of Friday. Mackenzie Hughes (-10), at the head.


Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes became the great figure of the morning session of the first round of the Travelers Championship tournament of the PGA Tour, completing this course on Thursday with a record of 60 strokes (10 under par), which allows him to become in the provisional leader in the absence of the afternoon session, with the Spaniards Sergio García and Rafa Cabrera Bello, with 64 (-6) and 65 (-5) hits, respectively. Hughes, 29, who is ranked number 70 in the world rankings, shone from start to finish of the course by getting four birdies in the first half of the course and completing it with five consecutive, in addition to the one he achieved on the eleventh hole.

After Hughes, world number one Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland also had an outstanding performance by signing a 63-stroke card, seven under par, which left him second in the professional standings. McIlroy, who achieved the first eagle of the tournament, also committed a bogey, on the fourteenth hole, which prevented him from finishing with a better score.

While the Spanish Sergio García, who confirmed his good moment of play, with a record of 64 strokes, six under par, joined the Americans Michael Thompson, Phil Mickelson and Tyler Duncan, to share the four provisional third place. García completed the tour at the TPC River Highlands, in Cromwell (Connecticut), with six birdies, which he distributed, four in the first half and another two in the second.

The canary Rafael Cabrera finished with 65 blows (-5), after achieving seven birdies and two bogeys, the first was done at the beginning of the match, which was not going to condition his great subsequent work. He shares eighth place in the provisional classification with four other players. Also outstanding in the morning session, the Spanish Jon Rahm, second classified in the world, who delivered a 66-stroke card, four under par, and shares the provisional thirteenth place with eight other golfers.

While the Mexican Abraham Ancer, second classified in the last RBC Heritage tournament, made a record of 67 hits (-3), the same as that of the Argentine Emiliano Grillo. Other Latin American golfers who participated in the morning session were the Mexican Carlos Ortiz who finished with a record of 69 strokes (-1), while the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz achieved 70 (even) and the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas delivered cardboard of 71 (+1 ), the same result that the Argentinean Fabián Gómez had.



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