Belfast Telegraph

Sports Awards

Home Sport Golf

Spotless round sees Simpson take lead after day one at Greenbrier

The American chipped in for an eagle on the 12th.

Webb Simpson hit a bogey-free round of 61 to take a one shot lead after the first round of the Greenbrier.

The American went out in 31 with three birdies, then hit a birdie-birdie-eagle on his way to a round of nine under.

South Korean Whee Kim is a shot behind at West Virginia, followed by Chilean Joaquin Niemann on seven under.

Simpson sliced in an 18-foot chip on the par-5 12th for eagle and told the PGA Tour website: “I’m feeling really good and confident.

“Putts are going in and so I feel really good about my game.”

American Kelly Kraft sits fourth on six under, while four Americans follow a shot behind and 15 a shot further back including Phil Mickelson.

Seamus Power of Ireland went round in an even 70 and is tied for 88th.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph