Recap: Kelly & Stricker Lead Shootout After Round One


Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker teamed up for a 16-under 56 in the first round scramble, and lead the Franklin Templeton Shootout by a single stroke over the duo of Harris English & Matt Kuchar.

The defending champs of Jason Dufner & Brandt Snedeker are only 4 shots back at 12-under, and are tied for 4th place with two other teams.

Round two of the Shootout tees off tomorrow at 10:40 AM, and will be a Modified Alternate Shot format.

Here’s a quick recap of day one at Tiburón Golf Club.

Leaderboard, First Round

1Harris English & Matt Kuchar-21
2Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker-20
T3Charles Howell III & Rory Sabbatini-16
T3Kevin Chappell & Kevin Kisner-16
T5Smylie Kaufman & Justin Thomas-15
T5Charley Hoffman & Billy Horschel-15
7Jason Dufner & Brandt Snedeker-14
T8Luke Donald & Russell Knox-13
T8Sean O’Hair & Kenny Perry-13
10Bryson DeChambeau & Lexi Thompson-11
11Daniel Berger & K.J. Choi-10
12Mike Weir & Gary Woodland-8

Chip-in of the Day

Harris English chips in for birdie on the 16th hole. And gets a nice slap five from partner Matt Kuchar.

Eagle of the Day

Lexi Thompson with an eagle on the par-5 17th. The LPGA star hits an iron 200 yards to the green and then makes a clutch putt.

Putt of the Day

Lexi’s partner, Bryson DeChambeau, with the putt of the day – a side-saddle long bomb.

Team Marketing of the Day

Bryson and Lexi are both young stars, and also just happen to be part of the Cobra/Puma team.



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