09 Oct 2020 | Professional golf |
Davis opens well in Vegas
by Martin Blake
Cameron Davis has continued his run of good form on the US PGA Tour with an opening 65 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
The 25-year-old Davis, coming off a top-10 finish in the Sanderson Farms Championship last week, was six-under par with five birdies and an eagle at the par-five 16th hole at TPC Summerlin.
Davis, the 2017 Australian Open champion, is still chasing his first win on the main tour in his third season.
He played in the final group in Jackson last week with Sergio Garcia, the ultimate winner, and continues to make strides.
In 2019-20 he made $US857,000 and reached the playoffs for the first time.
But everyone is chasing US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau, who monstered the course with a nine-under par 62 on the opening day.
ON THE European Tour, Wade Ormsby and Scott Hend are the leading Australians after round one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England. Ormsby and Hend both opened with 68s to be two shots off the lead, but in-form Lucas Herbert struggled to a 77.
IN FLORIDA, Brett Coletta and Harrison Endycott both opened with 65s at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Orange County Championship to be in the mix, just two shots from the lead. Victorian Coletta is coming off a T3 finish last week. Shriners leaderboard
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