BETHESDA, Md. – On two previous occasions this season, Roberto Castro held a first-round PGA Tour lead. Each time he failed to finish better than 19th.
While he didn’t parlay his third opening-round lead into a win at this week’s AT&T National, he did find a much improved result, posting scores of 66-69-71-69 to finish second, three strokes behind winner Bill Haas.
“It was a good step forward,” Castro said afterward. “Felt more comfortable in the last group than I did the first time this year. I felt more comfortable leading after one day. So it was definitely a step in the right direction.”
It was the first top 10 of Castro’s season and just the second of his career in 48 total starts.