Teeing off hours earlier than the world’s finest golfers, newbie Christo Lamprecht set a excessive bar for the sphere by capturing a five-under 66 in the course of the opening spherical at The Open.
Per Justin Ray, Lamprecht’s 66 is the second-lowest opening spherical by an newbie at The Open and just one stroke behind the file of 65 set by Tom Lewis in 2011.
The PGA Tour published a listing of 5 issues to find out about Lamprecht, 22, after his exceptional begin on the closing golf main of the yr. Lamprecht is a senior at Georgia Tech and has had his justifiable share of newbie success. Few might have seen his opening spherical coming, nonetheless, regardless of him being exhausting to overlook at 6-foot-8.
He discovered his consolation zone early, getting under-par on the third gap to set the tone for the day that adopted.
Lamprecht averted catastrophe on the par-four No. 4 along with his ball within the bunker for his third shot and was in a position to save par, taking his swing with one leg within the bunker and the opposite on the inexperienced.
He saved arguably his finest shot on the par-four 14th gap. His chip from the golf green took a few bounces on the inexperienced earlier than rolling into the outlet, giving him the lead at four-under.
He added a birdie on the subsequent gap to place him at five-under, the place he’d end the spherical.
PGA Tour notes that Lamprecht certified for The Open by profitable The Newbie Championship in June.
“I am over the moon,” he stated after profitable that occasion. “I have not received one thing large in a very long time,” he continued. Whereas it is manner too early to make any declarations about how this weekend will unfold, Lamprecht made fairly the impression Thursday at The Open. One thing tells us he is obtained loads of large wins in his future.