The Englishman Ian Poulter and American Mark Hubbard settled at the head of the Classic RBC Heritage on the PGA tour, which began Thursday in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The two golfers have cut off seven shots to the normal of 71 during the initial round. Poulter has stalled seven birdies, while Hubbard recorded an eagle and six birdies.
With scores of 64, they have a step ahead on the Colombian Sebastian Munoz, Norway’s Viktor Hovland, the South African Dylan Frittelli, as well as Americans Michael Thompson, Webb Simpson, Brice Garnett and Ryan Palmer, who share the third rank.
The Canadian Mackenzie Hughes is part of a group of six golfers that point to the 10th place, two strokes of the leaders. The Ontario managed six birdies and has committed a boguey.
Challenge winner Charles Schwab the end of last week, the American Daniel Berger is located in the 16th row. With a score of 67 (-4), he accuses three strokes behind the top.
Among the other Canadians in the running, Corey Conners has taken the 28th provisional by performing a first round of 68 (-3). Ontario is tied with the Taiwanese C. T. Pan, who is the defending champion of the tournament.
Alberta’s Roger Sloan has entrenched a shot at the normal, and currently is 68th.
For their part, the Saskatchewan-born Adam Hadwin, and Ontario’s Michael Gligic are 101es, eight strokes back of the lead.
Finally, Ontario’s David Hearn advanced to the 143rd spot after having experienced a difficult round of 75 (+4).