3M Open R1

Piercy shoots 62 to take early lead

July 04-07
TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
$6,400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Scott Piercy upped the ante in the closing stretch to clinch a two-shot lead after the opening day of the 3M Open in Minnesota.

Reaching the turn on three under, the American fired off six birdies over the final eight holes to card a blemish-free round of nine-under 62.

A seven-foot putt for birdie on the par-5 18th edged him further ahead of closest rivals Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin, who tied for second on 64.

Piercy will be bidding for a fifth PGA Tour win and his first since last year’s Zurich Classic.


Matsuyama, of Japan, started on the back nine and hit four consecutive birdies around the turn before dropping a shot on the final hole.

The five-time tour champion told the PGA Tour website, through a translator: “With a lot of hard work comes more confidence and good play – hopefully I can keep it going.”

Canada’s Hadwin also had a run of four straight birdies, with a bogey on the par-4 fifth hole the only blemish on his scoresheet.

Brian Harman, Sungjae Im, Patton Kizzire and Sam Saunders all shot a round of 65, while nine players finished a stroke further back.

World number one and four-time major-winner Brooks Koepka is five shots off the lead, mixing five birdies with one bogey for a four-under 67.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Scott Piercy
USA
-9
62
T2
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-7
64
T2
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-7
64
T4
Brian Harman
USA
-6
65
T4
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-6
65
T4
Patton Kizzire
USA
-6
65
T4
Sam Saunders
USA
-6
65
T4
Arjun Atwal
IND
-6
65
T9
Cameron Tringale
USA
-5
66
T9
Tony Finau
USA
-5
66
T9
Sam Burns
USA
-5
66
T9
Brendan Steele
USA
-5
66
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-5
66
T9
Ryan Armour
USA
-5
66
T9
Denny McCarthy
USA
-5
66
T9
Wyndham Clark
USA
-5
66
T9
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
66
T18
Brice Garnett
USA
-4
67
T18
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
67
T18
Pat Perez
USA
-4
67
T18
Brian Gay
USA
-4
67
T18
Tom Lehman
USA
-4
67
T18
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
67
T18
Justin Suh
USA
-4
67
T18
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-4
67
T18
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-4
67
T18
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
67
T18
Brooks Koepka
USA
-4
67
T18
Roger Sloan
CAN
-4
67
T18
Lucas Glover
USA
-4
67
T31
Robert Streb
USA
-3
68
T31
J. J. Henry
USA
-3
68
T31
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
68
T31
Scott Brown
USA
-3
68
T31
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
68
T31
Austin Cook
USA
-3
68
T31
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
68
T31
Max Homa
USA
-3
68
T31
Ryan Blaum
USA
-3
68
T31
Beau Hossler
USA
-3
68
T31
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
68
T31
Charles Howell III
USA
-3
68
T31
Andrew Landry
USA
-3
68
T31
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
68
T31
Zack Sucher
USA
-3
68
T31
Curtis Luck
AUS
-3
68
T31
Kramer Hickok
USA
-3
68
T31
Collin Morikawa
USA
-3
68
T49
Harris English
USA
-2
69
T49
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-2
69
T49
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
69
T49
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
69
T49
Jason Day
AUS
-2
69
T49
Jimmy Walker
USA
-2
69
T49
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
69
T49
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
69
T49
Josh Teater
USA
-2
69
T49
Roberto Castro
USA
-2
69
T49
Shawn Stefani
USA
-2
69
T49
Wes Roach
USA
-2
69
T49
Matthew Wolff
USA
-2
69
T49
Chase Wright
USA
-2
69
T49
Hank Lebioda
USA
-2
69
T49
Talor Gooch
USA
-2
69
T49
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
69
T49
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
69
T49
Sam Ryder
USA
-2
69
T49
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
69
T49
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-2
69
T49
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
69
T71
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-1
70
T71
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-1
70
T71
Corey Conners
CAN
-1
70
T71
Russell Henley
USA
-1
70
T71
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
70
T71
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
70
T71
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-1
70
T71
Tyler Duncan
USA
-1
70
T71
Bill Haas
USA
-1
70
T71
Cameron Davis
AUS
-1
70
T71
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
70
T71
Scott Stallings
USA
-1
70
T71
Troy Merritt
USA
-1
70
T71
Keegan Bradley
USA
-1
70
T71
Jason Dufner
USA
-1
70
T71
Rod Pampling
AUS
-1
70
T71
Cody Gribble
USA
-1
70
T71
David Hearn
CAN
-1
70
T71
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
70
T71
Adam Svensson
CAN
-1
70
T71
Kyle Jones
USA
-1
70
T92
Adam Schenk
USA
Par
71
T92
Colt Knost
USA
Par
71
T92
Bud Cauley
USA
Par
71
T92
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
71
T92
Jonas Blixt
SWE
Par
71
T92
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
71
T92
Mark Baldwin
USA
Par
71
T92
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
71
T92
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
71
T92
Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
71
T92
Nick Watney
USA
Par
71
T92
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
Par
71
T92
Adam Long
USA
Par
71
T92
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
71
T92
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
71
T92
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
Par
71
T92
Robert Garrigus
USA
Par
71
T109
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
72
T109
David Lingmerth
SWE
1
72
T109
Michael Kim
KOR
1
72
T109
Scott Langley
USA
1
72
T109
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
72
T109
Anders Albertson
USA
1
72
T109
Nyasha Mauchaza
ZIM
1
72
T109
Chris Stroud
USA
1
72
T109
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
1
72
T109
Seth Reeves
USA
1
72
T119
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
73
T119
Kris Blanks
USA
2
73
T119
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
2
73
T119
Tim Herron
USA
2
73
T119
Joey Garber
USA
2
73
T119
Charlie Danielson
USA
2
73
T119
Matthew Every
USA
2
73
T119
Luke List
USA
2
73
T119
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
2
73
T119
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
73
T119
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
2
73
T119
Martin Piller
USA
2
73
T119
Sepp Straka
AUT
2
73
T119
Brian Dwyer
USA
2
73
T133
Chad Collins
USA
3
74
T133
Martin Trainer
USA
3
74
T133
Phil Mickelson
USA
3
74
T133
Smylie Kaufman
USA
3
74
T133
Matt Jones
AUS
3
74
T133
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
74
T133
Chad Campbell
USA
3
74
T133
Chris Thompson
USA
3
74
T133
Tom Lovelady
USA
3
74
T142
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
4
75
T142
Ben Crane
USA
4
75
T142
Cameron Champ
USA
4
75
145
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
5
76
T146
Doc Redman
USA
6
77
T146
Brady Schnell
USA
6
77
T146
Julian Etulain
ARG
6
77
T146
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
6
77
150
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
7
78
T151
John Chin
USA
10
81
T151
Chesson Hadley
USA
10
81
T153
Will Claxton
USA
11
82
T153
Craig Brischke
USA
11
82
RET
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
RET
Kevin Na
USA
Par
75
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