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Justin Thomas Cards Opening-Round 70 in France

World No. 2 Justin Thomas carded an opening-round 70 at the 102nd edition of the HNA Open de France.

Tommy Fleetwood, left, and Justin Thomas during round one of the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National. Credit: Getty Images/Eric Feferberg

Playing alongside defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, and hometown hero Alexander Levy, the 25-year old American started on Le Golf National’s 10th tee and turned in 1-under 34. Two more birdies on Nos. 3 and 4 (his 13th and 14th) got Thomas to the top of the leaderboard at 3-under par, but a double bogey on the 5th hole, a 370-yard par-4, dropped the reigning PGA Champion back to 1-under par 70.

As of this posting, Thomas sits T7, three back of clubhouse leader Bradley Dredge of Scotland, who signed for a 4-under 67.

The Frenchman Levy carded a 3-over par 74, while England’s Fleetwood posted a 4-over 75.

The marquee trio have a 1:00 pm (local) tee time, off No. 1, on Friday.

THOMAS’ SCORING

Par-3 Scoring: E (4 Pars)
Par-4 Scoring: +1 (2 Birdies, 7 Pars, 1 Bogey, 1 Double)
Par-5 Scoring: -2 (2 Birdies, 1 Par)
Aggregate Scoring: -1 (4 Birdies, 12 Pars, 1 Bogey, 1 Double)


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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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