Even 72 for Anirban Lahiri as Adam Scott and Andrew Landry lead the way

Anirban Lahiri fought back to even par with a birdie at the ninth hole. Adam Scott and Andrew Landry shot 65 to gain a one-stroke lead in the Safeway Open

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Anirban Lahiri shot 61 in the third round of The Greenbrier

27 September 2019: Adam Scott and Andrew Landry provided a blistering start to the Safeway Open with an opening-round 65 placing them ahead of Francesco Molinari and Matthew NeSmith, who shot 66. Cameron Champ, Adam Long and Chris Baker are all tied in fifth with a 65 to their names.

Anirban Lahiri is lying in T73 after making an even 72 in the first round at Napa. The Indian started on the tenth hole and wasted no time to get ticking. He chipped his third shot into the cup for a birdie to start his day on a positive note.

But an errant tee shot at the par-3 11th and a two-putt bogey returned the favour to the course in no time. Anirban Lahiri golfer has been determined to play some aggressive golf after enduring a difficult season last year. He needed to retain his card by some solid performances in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

The Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri reached the green in two on the par-4 12th hole, but incredibly missed a par putt from just five feet. The 3-putt bogey dropped him over par.

Not one to be deterred easily, Anirban made amends at the 412-yard par-4 14th hole. This time he made no mistake from 18 feet to post his second birdie of the day.

Back at even, Lahiri made another long putt from a similar distance on the 571-yard par-5 16th hole to return to one-under again. Some good ironwork on the par-4 17th hole helped Anirban Lahiri golfer make the perfect approach and make another birdie to go 2-under as he reached the turn.

Lahiri missed his par from six feet on the par-3 second as he conceded part of his advantage. Another bogey on the next hole nullified all of Anirban’s advantage when he reached the green in four on the par-4 424-yard third hole.

The seventh hole cost the Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri another stroke when he sailed into the bunker on the 212-yard par-3 seventh. But he recovered to even par with a 6-foot birdie putt on the 557-yard par-5 ninth hole.
 
 
PGA TOUR Notes
 
  • Three PGA TOUR winners, two of them major champions, and a PGA TOUR rookie occupy the top four spots on the leaderboard
  • Adam Scott fires his lowest opening-round score on TOUR since 2014
  • Tony Romo shoots his lowest 18-hole score in seven rounds on TOUR
  • Phil Mickelson records his highest 18-hole score at Safeway Open and ties fourth-highest single-hole score of his career
  • Defending champion Kevin Tway sits T51
  • New for the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season, the 36-hole cut is 65 players and ties, not 70 players and ties
Bogey-free rounds
R1 (7): Andrew Landry (65), Matthew NeSmith (66), Cameron Champ (67), Adam Long (67), Bryson DeChambeau (68), Lanto Griffin (69), Andres Gonzales (70)