Englishman Tom Lewis and American Harrison English have taken a shared lead after the first round of the Honda Classic in Florida, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN.
Respective rounds of 66 were good enough to finish the day’s action on 4 under par, a one-stroke lead, at the PGA National Golf Club.
Lewis looked faultless throughout his round and managed to stay bogey-free across the 18 holes, which included an eagle on the 3rd hole and birdies on the 7th and 18th.
English had to fight a bit harder to get to a share of the lead. The 30-year-old started excellently with a birdie on the 1st hole and an eagle on the 3rd but a bogey on the 6th saw him drop a shot.
He did well to recover from that, though, with two more birdies but another drop shot on the 13th broke his confidence.
Harrison was, however, able to show another response by birding the final hole to finish his round on a high note.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 27, 2020
But, the pair has a group of five players breathing down their necks in T3 position.
That consists of Zac Johnson, Cameron Tringale, J. T. Poston, Lee Westwood and Brian Stuard, who are all on 3 under par after the first round.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel is not too far behind either, in T11 after his opening round 69 to finish on 1 under par for the competition.
Erik van Rooyen, Louis Oosthuizen and Dylan Frittelli shot 4 over par for their respective rounds to finish the day in T103 and with a lot of work to do on Friday to avoid the cut.
Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images