10 Oct 2020 | Professional golf |
Smith's day out in Vegas
by Martin Blake
Cameron Smith unleashed his best round on the US PGA Tour for some time, racing around in 63 to push himself into the mix at the Shriners Hospitals tournament in Las Vegas today.
The 27-year-old Queenslander, who won his first US tour individual event earlier this year, made seven birdies and an eagle to vault into a tie for 26th.
The highlight of his round was his second shot to the par-five 13th hole from 265 metres which stopped just tap-in distance from the hole for an eagle.
Smith is at nine-under par and just five shots from the lead. US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau made two eagles for the day including one at the 340-metre par-four seventh hole where he drove the green, and his bombing continues to create comment. DeChambeau is at 13-under, a shot from the lead.
SCOTT Hend is the top Australian at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on the European Tour. Hend (68-69) is at eight-under par, four from the lead.
BRETT Coletta continues to show up on the Korn Ferry Tour, shooting a 68 today in the Orange Country Championship to be inside the top 20.
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