Thompson leads Pebble Beach Invitational


PEBBLE BEACH, California – Kyle Thompson, set to rejoin the PGA Tour after finishing 21st on the Nationwide Tour money list this year, had a hole-in-one and shot an 8-under 64 at Pebble Beach on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

Thompson aced the 109-yard seventh, his 16th hole of the round. He also had seven birdies and a bogey.

Jason Kokrak, a two-time winner this year on the Nationwide Tour who finished fourth on the developmental tour’s money list, had a 7-under 65 at Del Monte. He had two eagles, seven birdies and four bogeys.

Matt Bettencourt, the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open winner, was third after a 4-under 68 at Del Monte.