AT&T Byron Nelson - R1

McCarthy shoots opening 63 to take lead

May 09-12
Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
$7,900,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka is two shots off the pace after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson – with Denny McCarthy shooting a 63 for top spot.

American McCarthy had a shaky start in Texas and carded a double bogey on the par-four fourth before stringing together four birdies to reach the turn two-under.

He went on to pick up six shots on the back nine to go eight-under and lead by one shot from Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge.


Koepka, looking to defend his US PGA Championship next week, is among 11 players to have carded a 65.

After a blemish-free first nine holes on the back nine, the American mixed three birdies with two bogeys on his final five holes to finish six-under.

Scotland’s Martin Laird is tied for 22nd on four-under, while compatriot Russell Knox is a shot further behind and tied for 36th.

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Pos.
Player
Nat
Today
R1
1
Denny McCarthy
USA
-8
63
T2
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
64
T2
Tom Hoge
USA
-7
64
T4
Matt Jones
AUS
-6
65
T4
Brooks Koepka
USA
-6
65
T4
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-6
65
T4
Troy Merritt
USA
-6
65
T4
Chad Campbell
USA
-6
65
T4
Kramer Hickok
USA
-6
65
T4
Shawn Stefani
USA
-6
65
T4
Matthew Every
USA
-6
65
T4
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-6
65
T13
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-5
66
T13
Keith Mitchell
USA
-5
66
T13
Daniel Berger
USA
-5
66
T13
J. J. Spaun
USA
-5
66
T13
Michael Thompson
USA
-5
66
T13
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
66
T13
Justin Harding
RSA
-5
66
T13
Sam Burns
USA
-5
66
T13
Seth Reeves
USA
-5
66
T22
Scott Piercy
USA
-4
67
T22
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
67
T22
Andres Romero
ARG
-4
67
T22
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-4
67
T22
Beau Hossler
USA
-4
67
T22
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
67
T22
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
67
T22
Zack Sucher
USA
-4
67
T22
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-4
67
T22
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-4
67
T22
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
67
T22
Pat Perez
USA
-4
67
T22
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
67
T22
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-4
67
T36
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
68
T36
Bill Haas
USA
-3
68
T36
Ben Crane
USA
-3
68
T36
Brian Gay
USA
-3
68
T36
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
68
T36
Russell Knox
SCO
-3
68
T36
Brendon Todd
USA
-3
68
T36
Harris English
USA
-3
68
T36
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
68
T36
Chad Collins
USA
-3
68
T36
Joey Garber
USA
-3
68
T36
Julian Etulain
ARG
-3
68
T36
Davis Riley
USA
-3
68
T36
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-3
68
T36
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
68
T36
Jordan Spieth
USA
-3
68
T36
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
68
T36
Chase Wright
USA
-3
68
T36
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
68
T55
Branden Grace
RSA
-2
69
T55
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
69
T55
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-2
69
T55
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
69
T55
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
69
T55
Kevin Na
USA
-2
69
T55
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
69
T55
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
69
T55
Billy Hurley III
USA
-2
69
T55
Jim Knous
USA
-2
69
T55
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
-2
69
T55
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-2
69
T55
Doug Ghim
USA
-2
69
T55
Sepp Straka
AUT
-2
69
T55
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
69
T55
John Chin
USA
-2
69
T55
David Hearn
CAN
-2
69
T55
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
69
T55
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-2
69
T55
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
69
T55
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
69
T55
Chris Stroud
USA
-2
69
T55
Josh Teater
USA
-2
69
T55
Cameron Tringale
USA
-2
69
T55
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-2
69
T55
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-2
69
T81
Bud Cauley
USA
-1
70
T81
Nick Watney
USA
-1
70
T81
Kevin Tway
USA
-1
70
T81
Rod Pampling
AUS
-1
70
T81
Alexander Noren
SWE
-1
70
T81
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
70
T81
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-1
70
T81
Adam Svensson
CAN
-1
70
T81
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-1
70
T81
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
70
T81
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
70
T81
Brian Harman
USA
-1
70
T81
George McNeill
USA
-1
70
T81
Peter Malnati
USA
-1
70
T81
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-1
70
T81
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
70
T81
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-1
70
T81
Wes Roach
USA
-1
70
T81
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-1
70
T100
Kelly Kraft
USA
Par
71
T100
Colt Knost
USA
Par
71
T100
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
71
T100
Russell Henley
USA
Par
71
T100
David Lingmerth
SWE
Par
71
T100
Roland Thatcher
USA
Par
71
T100
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
Par
71
T100
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
Par
71
T100
Roberto Castro
USA
Par
71
T100
Cody Gribble
USA
Par
71
T100
Derek Oland
USA
Par
71
T100
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
71
T100
Curtis Luck
AUS
Par
71
T113
Wyndham Clark
USA
1
72
T113
Kris Blanks
USA
1
72
T113
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
1
72
T113
Sam Saunders
USA
1
72
T113
Robert Streb
USA
1
72
T113
Roger Sloan
CAN
1
72
T113
Charles Howell III
USA
1
72
T113
Daniel Chopra
SWE
1
72
T113
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
72
T113
Johnson Wagner
USA
1
72
T113
Seamus Power
IRL
1
72
T113
Anders Albertson
USA
1
72
T113
Brady Schnell
USA
1
72
T126
Parker McLachlin
USA
2
73
T126
Will MacKenzie
USA
2
73
T126
Jim Herman
USA
2
73
T126
Stuart Deane
AUS
2
73
T126
John Senden
AUS
2
73
T126
Adam Schenk
USA
2
73
T126
Nick Taylor
CAN
2
73
T126
Kyle Jones
USA
2
73
T126
Tom Lovelady
USA
2
73
T126
Martin Piller
USA
2
73
T136
Brandon Hagy
USA
3
74
T136
Michael Kim
KOR
3
74
T136
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
3
74
T136
Hank Lebioda
USA
3
74
T136
Zack Fischer
USA
3
74
T141
Ricky Barnes
USA
4
75
T141
Todd Balkin
AUS
4
75
T141
Austin Cook
USA
4
75
T141
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
75
T141
Derek Fathauer
USA
4
75
T141
Fabian Gomez
ARG
4
75
T141
Chris Thompson
USA
4
75
T148
Smylie Kaufman
USA
5
76
T148
Luke Donald
ENG
5
76
T148
J. J. Henry
USA
5
76
T148
Tony Romo
USA
5
76
T152
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
6
77
T152
Will Claxton
USA
6
77
T154
Martin Trainer
USA
7
78
T154
Jonathan Byrd
USA
7
78
RET
D. J. Trahan
USA
Par
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