Australian Cameron Smith worked his way to the top of the RBC Heritage leaderboard thanks a brilliant opening-round 62 at Harbour Town Links on Thursday.
The PGA Tour returned with a mouthwatering event, featuring some of the biggest names in the world of golf. But, it was the talented 27-year-old, who made the early moves in what proved to be an easy scoring day for a lot of players in the field.
Smith started with the bang, turning after a total of five birdies on the front nine before converting four more as he came home, ending the day with a brilliant nine under par.
It was enough for Smith to end the day at the summit of the leaderboard with a one-shot lead ahead of Friday’s second round.
The experienced Stewart Cink also enjoyed a solid opening to his week in Hilton Head, shooting an eight-under-par 63 for his first round to take up second place at the end of play.
Matt Wallace and Collin Morikawa went five under for their respective opening rounds, while Charles Howell III, Billy Horschel and Harold Varner II.
South Africa’s Branden Grace also enjoyed a solid opening round on Thursday. The 32-year-old carded a steady three-under-par 68, ending Thursday’s action in T17.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout managed to go one under for his round, while Dylan Frittelli settled on even par.
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