Barbasol Championship R1

J.T. Poston equalled the course record with a 10-under-par 62

July 18-21
Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky
$3,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


American J.T. Poston equalled the course record with a 10-under-par 62 to grab a slim lead after the first round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.

The 26-year-old delivered 11 birdies and one bogey at Keene Trace Golf Club’s Champion course.

Canada’s Nick Taylor is one shot back after firing 63 and Wes Roach is alone in third with a 64.

Kelly Kraft, Kramer Hickok, D.J. Trahan, Roberto Castro, Jim Herman, Bill Haas, Josh Teater and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz are tied for fourth at seven under.

Poston made a half dozen birdies on his first eight holes before carding his lone bogey on the par-three ninth hole.


“It was one of those days, everything clicked and I was hitting it so good, I didn’t have that many lengthy birdie putts I made until the last hole,” Poston said. “I kind of hit it like that the last month or so and had a couple of good rounds.

“Lot of rain last night, so (the greens) are soft and they are really good greens and you can make a lot of putts. They are rolling really well.”

Taylor, of Winnipeg, said the overnight rains helped him shape his game.

“I hit every green, I didn’t miss a fairway, so it was very solid tee to green and putts were going in,” Taylor said. “Everything was kind of clicking today. With the soft conditions, it was different than the practice rounds.

“I thought it would be a little bit more difficult, and then that rain came in last night and definitely softened things up. “

John Daly, who pulled out of this week’s Open Championship a week ago after being denied the use of a golf cart due to a medical problem, shot a one-under 71 on Thursday.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
J. T. Poston
USA
-10
62
2
Nick Taylor
CAN
-9
63
3
Wes Roach
USA
-8
64
T4
Kelly Kraft
USA
-7
65
T4
Kramer Hickok
USA
-7
65
T4
D. J. Trahan
USA
-7
65
T4
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-7
65
T4
Jim Herman
USA
-7
65
T4
Roberto Castro
USA
-7
65
T4
Bill Haas
USA
-7
65
T4
Josh Teater
USA
-7
65
T12
Matt Jones
AUS
-6
66
T12
Ricky Barnes
USA
-6
66
T12
Anders Albertson
USA
-6
66
T15
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
67
T15
Denny McCarthy
USA
-5
67
T15
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-5
67
T15
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-5
67
T15
Daniel Chopra
SWE
-5
67
T15
Kyle Jones
USA
-5
67
T15
Will MacKenzie
USA
-5
67
T15
Austin Cook
USA
-5
67
T15
Jason Dufner
USA
-5
67
T15
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-5
67
T15
Chase Wright
USA
-5
67
T15
Cameron Davis
AUS
-5
67
T27
Boo Weekley
USA
-4
68
T27
Brandon Harkins
USA
-4
68
T27
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
68
T27
Cody Gribble
USA
-4
68
T27
David Toms
USA
-4
68
T27
Troy Matteson
USA
-4
68
T27
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
68
T27
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
68
T27
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
68
T27
Rod Pampling
AUS
-4
68
T27
Billy Hurley III
USA
-4
68
T27
Alex Prugh
USA
-4
68
T27
Chad Collins
USA
-4
68
T27
Charlie Beljan
USA
-4
68
T27
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-4
68
T42
Scott Langley
USA
-3
69
T42
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-3
69
T42
Peter Uihlein
USA
-3
69
T42
Richy Werenski
USA
-3
69
T42
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
69
T42
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-3
69
T42
David Hearn
CAN
-3
69
T42
John Merrick
USA
-3
69
T42
Tom Lovelady
USA
-3
69
T42
Johnson Wagner
USA
-3
69
T42
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
69
T42
Seamus Power
IRL
-3
69
T42
Shawn Stefani
USA
-3
69
T42
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-3
69
T42
Julian Etulain
ARG
-3
69
T57
Hank Lebioda
USA
-2
70
T57
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-2
70
T57
Peter Malnati
USA
-2
70
T57
Sam Saunders
USA
-2
70
T57
Derek Fathauer
USA
-2
70
T57
Ryan Armour
USA
-2
70
T57
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-2
70
T57
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
70
T57
Grover Justice
USA
-2
70
T57
Stephen Stallings Jr.
USA
-2
70
T57
Chris Couch
USA
-2
70
T57
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
70
T57
Adam Schenk
USA
-2
70
T57
John Rollins
USA
-2
70
T57
J. J. Henry
USA
-2
70
T57
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
70
T57
Robert Garrigus
USA
-2
70
T57
Zack Sucher
USA
-2
70
T57
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
70
T57
Martin Piller
USA
-2
70
T77
Charlie Wi
KOR
-1
71
T77
Mark Wilson
USA
-1
71
T77
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-1
71
T77
John Daly
USA
-1
71
T77
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
71
T77
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
71
T77
Brian Gay
USA
-1
71
T77
Tyler Duncan
USA
-1
71
T77
Arjun Atwal
IND
-1
71
T77
George McNeill
USA
-1
71
T77
Case Cochran
USA
-1
71
T77
Heath Slocum
USA
-1
71
T77
Chip McDaniel
USA
-1
71
T90
Eric Axley
USA
Par
72
T90
Tommy Gainey
USA
Par
72
T90
Adam Svensson
CAN
Par
72
T90
Seth Reeves
USA
Par
72
T90
Jonathan Kaye
USA
Par
72
T90
Marcus Montenegro
ARG
Par
72
T90
Andres Romero
ARG
Par
72
T90
Harris English
USA
Par
72
T90
Parker McLachlin
USA
Par
72
T90
Steve Flesch
USA
Par
72
T90
Cullan Brown
USA
Par
72
T90
Joey Garber
USA
Par
72
T90
Berry Henson
USA
Par
72
T103
Derek Ernst
USA
1
73
T103
Cooper Musselman
USA
1
73
T103
John Chin
USA
1
73
T103
Chris Wilson
USA
1
73
T103
Troy Merritt
USA
1
73
T103
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
73
T103
Steve Allan
AUS
1
73
T110
Jason Bohn
USA
2
74
T110
Beau Hossler
USA
2
74
T110
Omar Uresti
USA
2
74
T110
Will Claxton
USA
2
74
T110
Lukas Euler
GER
2
74
T110
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
2
74
T110
Chad Campbell
USA
2
74
T110
John Senden
AUS
2
74
T110
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
74
T110
Callum Bruce
SCO
2
74
T120
Brian Stuard
USA
3
75
T120
Tim Herron
USA
3
75
T120
Yong-Eun Yang
KOR
3
75
T120
Danny Lee
NZL
3
75
T120
Jay McLuen
USA
3
75
T120
Brady Schnell
USA
3
75
T120
Hunter Richardson
USA
3
75
T127
Robert Streb
USA
4
76
T127
Mike Weir
CAN
4
76
T127
Brian Davis
ENG
4
76
T127
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
76
T127
Hunter Stewart
USA
4
76
132
David Lingmerth
SWE
7
79
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