24 Jul 2020 | Professional golf |
Baddeley hits form in US
by Martin Blake
Aaron Baddeley bounced back from five straight missed cuts to shoot an opening 66 and pitch himself into contention at the PGA Tour's 3M Open in Minneapolis today. Baddeley, the 39-year-old tour veteran, is seeking his first win in four years. A two-putt birdie from long range at the par-five 18th completed a good day for the Arizona-based Melburnian after he had three-putted the 17th hole for his only bogey of the day. He also made a sensational par-save at the par-four 16th after hitting his tee shot into the water. Baddeley is tied-ninth overall, three shots from American Richy Werenski's lead. Sydney's Cameron Davis was the other Australian to show up, shooting at opening 67 today to be inside the top 20. Meanwhile on the Korn Ferry Tour another New South Welshman, Jamie Arnold, began the Price Cutter Championship with a brilliant 65 to be just a shot from the lead.
At the European Tour's British Masters, Jason Scrivener and Jake McLeod are tied-35th through two rounds but Scott Hend and Min Woo Lee missed the cut.
In Florida, Gabriela Ruffels made history as the first woman to tee it up in the time-honored Jacksonville Amateur, opening with a five-over par 76. This left Ruffels tied-35th in the 84-player field as she prepares to defend her US Amateur crown.
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