Corales Puntacana Championship R1

Ben Martin takes one-shot lead in Dominican Republic

Corales Puntacana 2022 R1

March 24-27
Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$3,700,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Ben Martin started his round with a bogey and shot one more on the front nine before making six birdies in his last eight holes to close with a 6-under 66 and take a one-shot lead on a windy day in the Dominican Republic.


Corales Puntacana 2022 R1

“I’ve been putting great kind of leading up to this week and I had a four-footer for par on the first and missed it, so it was not the best way to start the day. But yeah, I did such a great job I feel like of just sort of staying in the moment and not getting ahead of myself or thinking about how well I was playing.

“11 was great. I think it was playing like 240 and I hit it in there inside
of 10 feet and made one. Got on a roll there starting, I think birdied the next hole, the par 5, and then three or four in a row to finish. Nos. 16, 17, 18 are tough holes coming down the stretch into the wind. Yeah, it was just, it’s the way you want to play golf, right? It felt easy and just kind of hitting it where I’m seeing it and getting some putts to go in.”


Corales Puntacana 2022 R1

“I think on the back nine you want to take advantage of the par-5s and 15 because finishing on 16, 17, 18s usually going to be into the wind and you really need to be in control of your golf ball. So if you can make a few birdies coming in and just kind of hold on and make a few pars, you feel like it’s a win.”

The American, whose only PGA Tour victory was at the Shriners Hospitals for Chilfren Open in 2014, has made only one start on Tour this year at the Puerto Rico Open where he missed the cut.


Corales Puntacana 2022 R1

Fellow American Adam Schenk lies in second place after scoring a bogey-free 67.

England’s Graeme McDowell carded a bogey-free 68 for a share of third place alongside Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Americans Vaughn Taylor and also bogey-free Hayden Buckley.


Corales Puntacana 2022 R1

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Ben Martin-666
2Adam Schenk-567
T3Vaughn Taylor-468
T3Hayden Buckley-468
T3Graeme McDowell-468
T3Kiradech Aphibarnrat-468
T7David Lingmerth-369
T7Nate Lashley-369
T7Alex Smalley-369
T7Thomas Detry-369
T7Martin Trainer-369
T7Ryan Armour-369
T7Greyson Sigg-369
T7Brandon Wu-369
T15D.J. Trahan-270
T15Vince Whaley-270
T15Jason Dufner-270
T15Brandon Hagy-270
T15Tommy Gainey-270
T15Brian Stuard-270
T15Wyndham Clark-270
T15Andrew Novak-270
T15Chad Ramey-270
T15Seth Reeves-270
T15Robert Garrigus-270
T15Jhonattan Vegas-270
T15Wesley Bryan-270
T15Jonathan Byrd-270
T15Chase Seiffert-270
T15Dominic Bozzelli-270
T15Bryson Nimmer-270
T32Scott Brown-171
T32Joel Dahmen-171
T32Danny Willett-171
T32Cameron Percy-171
T32Sahith Theegala-171
T32Sean O’Hair-171
T32Hank Lebioda-171
T32Tyler Duncan-171
T32J.J. Henry-171
T32Seung-Yul Noh-171
T32David Skinns-171
T43Kevin StadlerPar72
T43Bill HaasPar72
T43Rafael CamposPar72
T43Joshua CreelPar72
T43Michael GligicPar72
T43Curtis ThompsonPar72
T43Rick LambPar72
T43D.A. PointsPar72
T43Aaron RaiPar72
T43Doc RedmanPar72
T43Nick TaylorPar72
T43Mark HubbardPar72
T43Roger SloanPar72
T43Callum TarrenPar72
T43Patrick FlavinPar72
T43Ben KohlesPar72
T43Andrew FilbertPar72
T60Kevin Chappell+173
T60Austin Cook+173
T60John Huh+173
T60Grayson Murray+173
T60Greg Chalmers+173
T60Nicolai Hojgaard+173
T60Rasmus Hojgaard+173
T60Brett Drewitt+173
T60Jim Knous+173
T60Fabián Gómez+173
T60Bronson Burgoon+173
T60Trey Mullinax+173
T60Kramer Hickok+173
T60Scott Gutschewski+173
T60David Lipsky+173
T60Haotong Li+173
T60Jared Wolfe+173
T60Matthias Schwab+173
T60Nick Hardy+173
T60Dylan Wu+173
T80Brice Garnett+274
T80Hudson Swafford+274
T80Emiliano Grillo+274
T80Patrick Rodgers+274
T80Camilo Villegas+274
T80Adam Svensson+274
T80Victor Perez+274
T80Bo Hoag+274
T80Juan Jose Guerra+274
T80Justin Lower+274
T80Michael Balcar+274
T80Richard S. Johnson+274
T80George McNeill+274
T80David Hearn+274
T80Bo Van Pelt+274
T80Manuel Relancio+274
T80Willy Pumarol+274
T97Derek Ernst+375
T97Aaron Baddeley+375
T97Sung Kang+375
T97Kyle Stanley+375
T97Rafa Cabrera Bello+375
T97Dawie van der Walt+375
T97Kurt Kitayama+375
T97Kelly Kraft+375
T97Peter Uihlein+375
T97Chesson Hadley+375
T97Austin Smotherman+375
T97Paul Barjon+375
109Brian Davis+476
T110John Merrick+577
T110Max McGreevy+577
T110Jeronimo Esteve (a)+577
T113Martin Kaymer+678
T113Ricky Barnes+678
115Matt Gogel+779
T116Eric Axley+880
T116Hiram Silfa+880
118Ted Potter, Jr.+1284
119Parker McLachlin+1587
120Marcus Byrd+1688
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