Bolli Bolts into Nwide Lead

By Sports NetworkJuly 19, 2007, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Justin Bolli opened with a 7-under-par 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Price Cutter Charity Championship.
 
Hunter Haas and Tom Scherrer, who each own two Nationwide Tour titles, are one stroke further back at minus-6. They were joined in second by Mark Walker, Jason Allred, Justin Hicks and Michael Letzig.
 
Bolli got off to a flying start with an eagle on the par-5 first. He came back with birdies on four and eighth to make the turn in minus-4.
 
The 31-year-old Bolli birdied the par-5 11th at Highland Springs Country Club, then parred the next five holes.
 
Bolli moved into a share of the lead at 6-under with a birdie on No. 17. He came right back to birdie the par-5 closing hole for the first-round lead.
 
Last year, Bolli fired four straight rounds of 6-under 66, but it was not enough as he shared third place.
 
'I guess 65 will be a better number to be stuck on this year,' joked Bolli, the 2004 Chattanooga Classic winner. 'Everything about this course fits my eye. I have a great idea of where I am going to hit the ball off of every tee.'
 
For the day, he played the four par-5s at minus-5.
 
'Most of the par-5s are reachable,' said Bolli. 'You have to get after them if you want to contend on this course.'
 
Haas carded a bogey-free round with six birdies, three on each nine. His solid round came after a session with his coach earlier this week.
 
'I've never used anyone else. I should probably see him a lot more,' Haas said. 'After Thursday's round, I should see him more frequently. We just fixed a few little things, but it worked.'
 
Allred and Hicks also posted bogey-free rounds that included six birdies. Scherrer and Letzig had seven birdies to go along with a bogey, while Walker had eight birdies and two bogeys in his round of 66.
 
Nick Flanagan, who owns wins at the Henrico County Open and the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs this year, posted a 5-under-par 67. He shares eighth place with Jacob's Creek Open champion Scott Sterling, Chad Collins, Vance Veazey, Brad Weesner, Troy Kelly, Andrew Pratt and Sam Randolph.
 
Eight more players, including Franklin Langham and Spike McRoy, are one shot back at minus-4.
 
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    'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

    Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

    “Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

    Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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    Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

    With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

    “The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

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    Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.


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    Pros melting down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

    By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

    Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

    NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

    Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


    Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

    8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

    1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.


    Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

    Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

    1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.