DeChambeau is the first leader with Sergio García at 4 strokes

The US Open champion marches as the solo leader after the first day with 62 strokes, 9 under par. Sergio García finished with 66 strokes and Rafa Cabrera Bello with 68.


American golfer Bryson DeChambeau delivered a 62-stroke card (-9) and became the provisional leader of the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament on Thursday at the completion of the first round.

DeChambeau, who had nine birdies, took a stroke ahead of five other players - all Americans - led by Austin Cook, who scored 63 hits (-8) .

Argentine golfer Emiliano Grillo was the best Latin American when he finished the round with a signed card of 64 strokes (-7) after having a good day, in a spectacular second half by making six consecutive birdies of the seven he achieved.

Grillo, who shares seventh place with six other American golfers, dominated all strokes both lengths and putts on the green and began his birdie display from the eleventh hole to the sixteenth hole.

The Mexican Abraham Ancer, the Argentine Fabián Gómez, the Colombian Camilo Villegas and the Spanish Sergio García also had a good start to the tournament as they all finished tied for twentieth place with a record of 66 strokes (-5) each.

Villegas maintained his good moment and delivered a card with six birdies and one bogey, while Garcia, flaming champion last Sunday in the Sanderson Farms Champhionship tournament, also delivered the same record.

Two other Latin Americans, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann and the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, together with the Spaniard Rafael Cabrera, each handed out signed cards of 68 hits (-3) to share the 57th position with 24 other players.

The tournament held at the private club TPC, in the Summerlin community of Las Vegas (Nevada), distributes prizes worth seven million dollars.

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