Appleby leads after first round
Stuart Appleby holds a one-shot lead after the rain-delayed first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Stuart Appleby holds a one-shot lead after the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii after shooting a six-under 64 at the Waialae Country Club.
The Australian was alone in front ahead of a group of nine, who were tied for second after rounds of five-under 65.
The group includes the likes of England’s Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, who tied for sixth at last year’s US Open and former PGA rookie of the year Marc Leishman.
Friday’s first round had been postponed because of heavy rain with the second round scheduled for Saturday and the final two on Sunday.
Appleby, of Australia, enjoyed a consistent round with greater success on the back nine where he sunk three of his four birdies as well as an eagle.
Rose sunk six birdies but also had a bogey at the seventh, Marino – also in the group of nine tied for second – started poorly with two bogeys in the first eight holes but then also sunk seven birdies while Kuchar had a mixed bag of one eagle, four birdies and a bogey.
Japan’s Shigeki Maruyama was one of those tied for second with his 65 matching his lowest in his 43 career rounds in Honolulu, including eight birdies and three bogeys.
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