COLUMBUS, Ohio – The good news for Lucas Glover is this: He has posted a 9-under 63 to get off to a sizzling start in today’s 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier.
The bad news is: That’s not good enough for low Clemson honors.
That’s because Kyle Stanley posted a blistering 62.
Both players were on the Lakes course this morning and are currently at Brookside CC. Twenty players shot 67 or better in the morning, with 14 of them having played the Lakes.
Fredrik Jacobson and Charl Schwartzel each shot 65 for the low score at Brookside.
The list of PGA Tour guys who had good mornings includes Bo Van Pelt (65), George McNeill (65), Kevin Streelman (66), John Rollins (66), David Duval (66), Tom Lehman (67), Aaron Baddeley (67), and Ben Crane (67).
Davis Love bogeyed his last hole at Brookside to shoot 69, while his playing competitor, Jonathan Byrd, had a disappointing 72. Matt Bettancourt, who like Love and Byrd was in contention to win the Memorial Sunday, opened with a 71.
Among the notable names who’ll have to make something happen this afternoon are Steve Flesch (71), Charles Howell (71), Matthew Goggin (72), Nick O’Hern (73), and Johnson Wagner (73).
Jerry Kelly, who closed with a bogey-free 67 Sunday at the Memorial, withdrew before things began. He hurt his back in Saturday’s third round.