Lucas Glover leads by one in Kentucky

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Barbasol Championship R1
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July 14, 2023
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Lucas Glover posted a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the Barbasol Championship.

"Good start, birdied the second hole. Then a little hiccup on 4, hit a nice shot, just went through the green, didn't get it up and down but I think on paper that's probably the hardest hole on the course, so nothing to get down about.

"Then got hot after that, started hitting it a little closer, made some putts, and then obviously the hole-out on 12 was a bonus. That's one of those hole locations where you've got a chance to get it really close because you've got a backstop behind it and just kind of got to get it online and it's going to feed to it, and I did that and it just happened to go in."

It was his best round on Tour since a second-round 63 led to the last of his four PGA Tour victories at the 2021 John Deere Classic. It was also his ninth straight round in the 60s, leading to back-to-back top-10 finishes at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (T4) and John Deere Classic (T6).

"There hasn't been until recently a lot of low rounds, but I've always liked this time of year and this stretch. Getting hot at the right time, and 63 anytime anywhere is pretty good, I'll take 'em."

The American leads the field in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green (7.576) and Proximity to the hole (20’9”).

"I'm not the longest player anymore. I was pretty much a bomber when I came out and that was 20 years ago. I hit it the same and I'm about 90 spots less on the list.

"I've always done my work with my wedge game, or my iron game, and then if the putter gets hot I can compete. That's what we've been doing the last few weeks and working towards and it's working.

"Just got confidence in the putting and making some of those midrange putts and very comfortable over the short ones again. Anytime you're putting well it takes pressure off the rest of your game. You don't feel so much pressure to hit it perfect, which is not possible. You miss a green, you don't have to chip it in the grip to make a 4, you can be aggressive or play safe in places. And then you make a couple of those 14-, 18-footers and next thing you know you're in the 60s a bunch."

Barbasol ambassador Ryan Armour recorded a 64 for a share of second place, his 18th straight par-or-better round at the event dating to a final-round 67 at Grand National in 2015 and leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (5.046).

"I finally saw putts go in. I've putted so poor for four, five months and made a putter change Tuesday afternoon and just went with it. Rolled it good yesterday during the pro-am and I was like, all right, we're putting it in play.

"And I really didn't hit the ball that well on the front nine and the putter bailed me out, and then the back nine I striped it and hit some good shots. It's just, as a pro golfer, you have to see something go in just to kind of ease your mind a little bit. I've kind of beaten my head against the wall for about four months with the putter."

Fellow American Ryan Moore, in his 142nd start since winning the last of his five PGA Tour titles at the 2016 John Deere Classic, carded a bogey-free 64 for a share of second place at 8-under. He leads the field in Strokes Gained: Approach The Green (5.816).

England's Daniel Brown posted a 65 and lies in fourth place at 7-under alongside Americans Wesley Bryan, Cody Gribble and Andrew Novak.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Lucas Glover-963
T2Ryan Armour-864
T2Ryan Moore-864
T4Daniel Brown-765
T4Wesley Bryan-765
T4Cody Gribble-765
T4Andrew Novak-765
T8Marcus Helligkilde-666
T8Marcus Kinhult-666
T8Adam Long-666
T8Angel Hidalgo Portillo-666
T8Bo Van Pelt-666
T8Vincent Norrman-666
T8Johannes Veerman-666
T15Peter Malnati-567
T15Clément Sordet-567
T15Niklas Norgaard-567
T15Sean O'Hair-567
T15Chad Ramey-567
T15Patton Kizzire-567
T15JC Ritchie-567
T15Wes Homan-567
T15Deon Germishuys-567
T24Jason Dufner-468
T24Harry Higgs-468
T24Adrien Saddier-468
T24John Catlin-468
T24Tano Goya-468
T24Maxwell Moldovan(a)-468
T24Russell Knox-468
T24Kramer Hickok-468
T24Andy Sullivan-468
T24Matti Schmid-468
T24Michael Gligic-468
T24Mikael Lindberg-468
T24Akshay Bhatia-468
T24Jayden Schaper-468
T38Ted Potter, Jr.-369
T38Andrew Landry-369
T38Kiradech Aphibarnrat-369
T38Louis de Jager-369
T38Masahiro Kawamura-369
T38Scott Brown-369
T38Alejandro Del Rey-369
T38D.J. Trahan-369
T38Bo Hoag-369
T38Jesse Mueller-369
T38Paul Haley II-369
T38Chris Stroud-369
T38Doc Redman-369
T38Nathan Kimsey-369
T38Taylor Pendrith-369
T38William McGirt-369
T38Henrik Norlander-369
T38Robin Sciot-Siegrist-369
T38Matthias Schwab-369
T38Alexander Levy-369
T38Alexander Knappe-369
T59Brice Garnett-270
T59Jonathan Byrd-270
T59Martin L. Simonsen-270
T59Richy Werenski-270
T59Grayson Murray-270
T59Kevin Streelman-270
T59Greg Chalmers-270
T59Max McGreevy-270
T59Ryan Gerard-270
T59Ryo Hisatsune-270
T59MJ Daffue-270
T59Jeremy Freiburghaus-270
T59Sung Kang-270
T59Cameron Percy-270
T59Daan Huizing-270
T59Scott Piercy-270
T59Martin Trainer-270
T59Thomas Aiken-270
T59Tommy Gainey-270
T59Tyson Alexander-270
T59Trevor Werbylo-270
T59Scott Harrington-270
T59Zecheng Dou-270
T82D.A. Points-171
T82Andrew Wilson-171
T82Jonas Blixt-171
T82Austin Cook-171
T82Kevin Tway-171
T82Hank Lebioda-171
T82Augusto Núñez-171
T82Freddy Schott-171
T82Manu Gandas-171
T82Santiago Tarrio-171
T82Jason Scrivener-171
T82Ricky Barnes-171
T82Kelly Kraft-171
T82Trevor Cone-171
T82Josh Teater-171
T82Chip McDaniel-171
T82David Ford(a)-171
T99Brian DavisPar72
T99Tyler DuncanPar72
T99Kevin ChappellPar72
T99Todd ClementsPar72
T99Jens DantorpPar72
T99Aaron CockerillPar72
T99James HahnPar72
T99David RavettoPar72
T99Ryan BrehmPar72
T99Peter KuestPar72
T99Justin LowerPar72
T99Richard S. JohnsonPar72
T99James MorrisonPar72
T99Sangmoon BaePar72
T99John AxelsenPar72
T99Christoffer BringPar72
T99Kevin RoyPar72
T116Julien Guerrier+173
T116Søren Kjeldsen+173
T116Carl Yuan+173
T116Pedro Figueiredo+173
T116David Hearn+173
T116Nick Watney+173
T116Darius Van Driel+173
T116Derek Lamely+173
T116Brian Stuard+173
T116Joshua Lee+173
T116Matt Sharpstene+173
T127Robert Streb+274
T127Ryuji Imada+274
T127John Parry+274
T127Brandon Matthews+274
T127Austin Smotherman+274
T127Derek Ernst+274
T127Jim Herman+274
T127Kevin Stadler+274
T127Chris Nido+274
T136Vince Whaley+375
T136Satoshi Kodaira+375
T136Jesse Massie+375
T136Kyle Stanley+375
T136Bryce Easton+375
T136Stephen Stallings Jr.+375
T142Jeong Weon Ko+476
T142Ben Crane+476
T142Oliver Hundeboll+476
T142Kyle Westmoreland+476
T146J.J. Henry+577
T146Jeff Overton+577
T146Matt Every+577
T146Robert Garrigus+577
T150Geoff Ogilvy+678
T150Trey Cox+678
T152Daniel Chopra+779
T152Omar Uresti+779
154Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez+981
155Jazz Janewattananond+1385
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Barbasol Championship 2023

Date: July 13th - 16th 2023

Location: Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Course), Nicholasville, Kentucky

Purse: $3,800,000

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