Dahmen on level, playing cards 8 birdies at Barracuda

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Joel Dahmen scored 16 factors with eight birdies in a bogey-free spherical Thursday to take the first-round lead within the Barracuda Championship, the one PGA Tour occasion that makes use of the modified Stableford scoring system.

Gamers obtain 8 factors for an albatross, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie and 0 for par. Some extent is subtracted for a bogey, and three factors are taken away for a double bogey or worse.

“It was one of the best I may have performed as we speak, in all probability,” Dahmen mentioned. “I made each putt. Yeah, it is robust at altitude generally. You do not actually know what you are doing out right here. It is all guess. With the wind blowing the way in which it was, I did not have a quantity in thoughts or something, however I hit some dangerous photographs that turned out nice, hit some good photographs that turned out good, and my ball simply discovered the outlet as we speak.”

Stephan Jaeger of Germany was second with 14 factors. He eagled the par-4 eighth and par-5 twelfth on Tahoe Mountain Membership’s Outdated Greenwood Course.

“Clearly, on this format eagles actually catapult you ahead, 5 factors,” Jaeger mentioned. “One was a 3-footer on eight. I hit it on the inexperienced and it was fairly brief. The opposite one … I made like a 25-footer.”

Scott Harrington was third at 13, Michael Thompson and Emiliano Grillo had 12, and Roger Sloan 11.

The winner will earn a spot within the PGA Championship subsequent 12 months however not the Masters as a result of it’s held reverse a World Golf Championship — the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dahmen received the Corales Puntacana Resort & Membership Championship in March within the Dominican Republic for his first PGA Tour victory. That match additionally was performed reverse a WGC occasion, the Dell Applied sciences Match Play.

Dahmen had an sudden birdie on the par-4 sixteenth.

“I slapped one in fairly good on 16 I did not deserve,” Dahmen mentioned. “Like a 40-footer up over a hill. In all probability that one I did not deserve, however when it is your day, it is your day, and hopefully we preserve it going.”

Defending champion Richy Werenski had eight factors.

Gamers are preventing for spots within the FedEx Cup standing, with the highest 125 after the Wyndham Championship subsequent week incomes spots within the playoff opener at Liberty Nationwide. Twenty of the 25 gamers between Nos. 126-150 are within the subject.

No. 91 Brandt Snedeker was at minus 1, and No. 120 Matt Kuchar and No. 140 Ryan Moore have been at minus 3.

The three Olympians within the subject — Mito Pereira of Chile, Rafael Campos of Puerto Rico and Thomas Pieters of Belgium — are taking part in collectively the primary two rounds.

Pereira, a three-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour this 12 months who was within the playoff for the bronze medal, had a seven-point day. Pieters had three factors, and Campos was at minus 4.

John Daly was final within the 132-player subject at minus 9.

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