The first round of the 103 PGA Championship ended where the Kiawah Island track, Ocean Course, presented a huge challenge to the best players in the world, who also had to take on the wind factor, increasing the difficulty of the field, as you have to be very precise and be a long hitter from a point Scurrying out to try to take a more aggressive stance.
Canadian Corey Konners had the best strategy for decoding conditions to perfection, scoring six birds and one ghost to sign a 67-shot card, five below par, and taking the lead through two shots in front of a group of six. Twice champion Brooks Copka.
Mexico’s representatives are in good shape for the rest of the tournament, although they will need improvement on the second day of the competition, which will be played in tough conditions, to secure a spot at the weekend.
Carlos Ortiz was the best, tying for 44th with a +1 aggregate. The guy from Guadalajara started off with an excellent Three Birds game in the first four holes to level the lead early in the day. However, things got complicated for the rest of the day for Ortiz, who also made three ghosts in the following holes to score three more later.
For his part, Abraham Enser had a strong day despite not recording the best result thanks to an expensive double Ghost, which he finished in two directions above par, 74 hits, with two ghosts and two sparrows. With this, “Al Turki” ranked 62nd.
Special / Sofia Castillo