Butterfield Bermuda Championship R1

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Smotherman & Endycott tied at 9-under
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October 28, 2022
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Austin Smotherman carded a bogey-free 9-under 62 to take a share of the lead in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

The American was bracing for the wind but played in calm conditions in the morning and scored his best round on the PGA Tour.

"You always want to start off any tournament with a low number and then you get these conditions, we're second off. Pace is great. I think that group ahead of us was playing so fast just so that they could play as many holes as possible with no wind in case it was going to pick up.

"To get [a birdie] on the last, I mean, kind of internally told myself and told my caddie a little bit that after turning in six, getting three more would be great. Obviously another six, do something crazy. And to get the one on the last was very nice."

He was joined in the lead by Australian Harrison Endycott in spite of a tricky start with back-to-back bogeys.

"I been hitting it great and really did some good work with the putting over the last two weeks. I've been really struggling a little bit just especially with confidence with it, been hitting a lot of good putts and not seeing it going in. My coach and I came down with a pretty good strategy over the last two weeks at home to, you know, really get confident again.

"It was great today, I found a little bit of confidence. Had a slow start, started bogey, bogey. I said to Dave, my caddie, I said I think it's time to get on a bit of a heater now. It was great, I can't remember the last time I had a couple eagles, two in a round, and I just hit some really good quality shots out there. You know, obviously I don't think we're going to get too many rounds this week where there's no wind, but yeah, look, just take it day by day and looking
forward to getting at it tomorrow morning."

India's Arjun Atwal came back from a three-month break and closed with a 63 for a share of third place at 8-under alongside Americans Adam Schenk, Scott Brown, Denny McCarthy and Robby Shelton.

“I haven't played much golf," said Atwal. "I lost my father about three months ago in India, so I went over there,” Atwal said. “I just haven't played golf, and forget walking. I played 18 holes at Isleworth last Friday in a golf cart, and it's not the same as this place. So I'm really pleased I got through the 18 holes and I'm not worn out as such.”

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
T1Austin Smotherman-962
T1Harrison Endycott-962
T3Arjun Atwal-863
T3Adam Schenk-863
T3Scott Brown-863
T3Denny McCarthy-863
T3Robby Shelton-863
T8Justin Lower-764
T8Sean O'Hair-764
T8Harry Higgs-764
T8Thomas Detry-764
T8Dylan Wu-764
T8Ben Martin-764
T8Greyson Sigg-764
T8Kevin Yu-764
T16Brian Stuard-665
T16Patrick Rodgers-665
T16Scott Gutschewski-665
T16Max McGreevy-665
T16Nick Hardy-665
T16MJ Daffue-665
T16Aaron Baddeley-665
T16Seamus Power-665
T16Byeong Hun An-665
T16Alex Smalley-665
T16Trevor Werbylo-665
T16Zecheng Dou-665
T16Ben Griffin-665
T29Cody Gribble-566
T29Russell Knox-566
T29Sangmoon Bae-566
T29Greg Chalmers-566
T29Lucas Glover-566
T29Brian Gay-566
T29Matthias Schwab-566
T29Martin Trainer-566
T29Nate Lashley-566
T29Cameron Percy-566
T29Philip Knowles-566
T29Eric Cole-566
T29Harry Hall-566
T29C.T. Pan-566
T29Ben Crane-566
T29Chesson Hadley-566
T29Nick Taylor-566
T29Tyler Duncan-566
T29Erik van Rooyen-566
T29Robert Streb-566
T29Joseph Bramlett-566
T29Scott Harrington-566
T29Chandler Blanchet-566
T29Nico Echavarria-566
T29Brent Grant-566
T54Charley Hoffman-467
T54David Hearn-467
T54Scott Piercy-467
T54Augusto Núñez-467
T54Erik Barnes-467
T54Aaron Jarvis (a)-467
T54Callum Tarren-467
T54Nick Watney-467
T54Richy Werenski-467
T54S.H. Kim-467
T54Matti Schmid-467
T54Willie Mack III-467
T54Kevin Roy-467
T67Adam Long-368
T67Garrick Higgo-368
T67Stephan Jaeger-368
T67Jonas Blixt-368
T67David Lingmerth-368
T67Bill Haas-368
T67Austin Eckroat-368
T67Akshay Bhatia-368
T67Tyson Alexander-368
T67Tano Goya-368
T67Seung-Yul Noh-368
T67Camilo Villegas-368
T67Wesley Bryan-368
T67Austin Cook-368
T67Fabián Gómez-368
T67Andrew Novak-368
T67Will Gordon-368
T67Sam Stevens-368
T85Ricky Barnes-269
T85Doug Ghim-269
T85D.A. Points-269
T85Henrik Norlander-269
T85Ryan Armour-269
T85Jarryd Dillas (a)-269
T85Aaron Rai-269
T85Vaughn Taylor-269
T85Jonathan Byrd-269
T85John VanDerLaan-269
T85Adrian Meronk-269
T96Sam Ryder-170
T96Mark Hubbard-170
T96Chris Stroud-170
T96J.J. Henry-170
T96William McGirt-170
T96Kramer Hickok-170
T96Kyle Westmoreland-170
T96Michael Gligic-170
T96Carson Young-170
T96James Nicholas-170
T96Robert Garrigus-170
T96Vincent Norrman-170
T96Ben Taylor-170
T96Clay Feagler-170
T110Chad RameyPar71
T110Ryan BrehmPar71
T110Luke DonaldPar71
T110Nick JonesPar71
T110Trevor ConePar71
T110Johnson WagnerPar71
T110Brandon WuPar71
T110John DalyPar71
T110Brice GarnettPar71
T110Kevin TwayPar71
T110Hank LebiodaPar71
T110Caleb Surratt (a)Par71
T122Michael Kim+172
T122Sung Kang+172
T122Bo Van Pelt+172
T122D.J. Trahan+172
T122Kevin Chappell+172
T127Brandon Matthews+273
T127Michael Sims+273
T127Palmer Jackson (a)+273
130Greg Koch+475
131Kim Swan+1889
WDTommy GaineyPar72
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Butterfield Bermuda Championship 2022

Date: October 27th - 30th 2022

Location: Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda

Purse: $6,500,000

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