Houston Open R1

Austin Cook and Talor Gooch tied for lead in Houston

October 10-13
GC of Houston, Humble, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Talor Gooch equalled the lowest round of his career with an eight-under 64 to give him a tie of the Houston Open lead with Austin Cook.

The 27-year-old carded a career-best 10 birdies and saved par with his longest putt on the PGA Tour – more than 63 feet – to keep pace with Cook, who hit 18 greens in regulation for the first time and whose 29 going out was his lowest front-nine score.

“Any time you have double-digit birdies you’re doing something right. It was a fun day,” Gooch told pgatour.com.


The pair only lead by one, however, from Austrian Sepp Straka with 13 players at five under or better.

Ireland’s Seamus Power was in the five-man group on 67, which also included Houston native Cole Hammer, the second-ranked amateur in the world making his regular PGA Tour debut after his 2015 US Open appearance as a 15-year-old.

Hammer is a regular at the Golf Club of Houston, playing his first round there as a 10-year-old, and used his local knowledge to shoot eight birdies, equalling Tiger Woods’ best as an amateur with only Ty Tryon making more since 1996.

Former Open champion Henrik Stenson, a two-time runner-up at this tournament, is in danger of missing the cut after a level-par 72 left him eight off the lead.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Austin Cook
USA
-8
64
T1
Talor Gooch
USA
-8
64
3
Sepp Straka
AUT
-7
65
T4
Russell Henley
USA
-6
66
T4
Lanto Griffin
USA
-6
66
T4
Tyler McCumber
USA
-6
66
T7
Nick Watney
USA
-5
67
T7
John Huh
USA
-5
67
T7
Cole Hammer
USA
-5
67
T7
Michael Gligic
CAN
-5
67
T7
Braden Bailey
USA
-5
67
T7
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-5
67
T7
Seamus Power
IRL
-5
67

T14
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
68
T14
Zac Blair
USA
-4
68
T14
Andy Zhang
CHN
-4
68
T14
Jeremy Gandon
USA
-4
68
T14
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
68
T14
Mark Hubbard
USA
-4
68
T14
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-4
68
T14
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-4
68
T14
Kramer Hickok
USA
-4
68
T23
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
69
T23
James Hahn
USA
-3
69
T23
Brian Gay
USA
-3
69
T23
Rich Beem
USA
-3
69
T23
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
69
T23
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-3
69
T23
Rafael Campos
PRI
-3
69
T23
Wes Roach
USA
-3
69
T23
Scott Harrington
USA
-3
69
T23
Brandon Wu
USA
-3
69
T23
Joseph Bramlett
USA
-3
69
T23
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
69
T23
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-3
69
T36
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
70
T36
Tom Hoge
USA
-2
70
T36
Harris English
USA
-2
70
T36
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
70
T36
Ryan Armour
USA
-2
70
T36
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
70
T36
Matthew Every
USA
-2
70
T36
Boo Weekley
USA
-2
70
T36
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
70
T36
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
70
T36
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-2
70
T36
Robert Garrigus
USA
-2
70
T36
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-2
70
T36
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
70
T36
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
70
T36
Sam Ryder
USA
-2
70
T36
Chad Campbell
USA
-2
70
T36
Kyle Stanley
USA
-2
70
T36
Bo Van Pelt
USA
-2
70
T36
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
70
T56
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
71
T56
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
71
T56
D. A. Points
USA
-1
71
T56
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-1
71
T56
Derek Ernst
USA
-1
71
T56
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
71
T56
Nelson Ledesma
ARG
-1
71
T56
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
71
T56
Doc Redman
USA
-1
71
T56
Luke List
USA
-1
71
T56
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
71
T56
Russell Knox
SCO
-1
71
T56
Denny McCarthy
USA
-1
71
T56
John Merrick
USA
-1
71
T56
Johnson Wagner
USA
-1
71
T56
Logan McCracken
USA
-1
71
T56
Peter Uihlein
USA
-1
71
T56
Ben Taylor
ENG
-1
71
T56
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-1
71
T75
Josh Teater
USA
Par
72
T75
Daniel Chopra
SWE
Par
72
T75
Tim Herron
USA
Par
72
T75
Henrik Stenson
SWE
Par
72
T75
Brian Harman
USA
Par
72
T75
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
Par
72
T75
Michael Perras
USA
Par
72
T75
Michael Gellerman
USA
Par
72
T75
George Cunningham
USA
Par
72
T75
David Hearn
CAN
Par
72
T75
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
72
T75
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
72
T75
Robert Streb
USA
Par
72
T75
Scott Stallings
USA
Par
72
T75
John Senden
AUS
Par
72
T75
Bill Haas
USA
Par
72
T75
Bud Cauley
USA
Par
72
T75
George McNeill
USA
Par
72
T75
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
72
T75
Bo Hoag
USA
Par
72
T75
Ryan Brehm
USA
Par
72
T96
Matt Jones
AUS
1
73
T96
Chris Stroud
USA
1
73
T96
Jim Herman
USA
1
73
T96
Jason Dufner
USA
1
73
T96
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
1
73
T96
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
73
T96
Graham DeLaet
CAN
1
73
T96
Harry Higgs
USA
1
73
T96
Vince Covello
USA
1
73
T96
Rhein Gibson
AUS
1
73
T96
D. J. Trahan
USA
1
73
T96
Roberto Castro
USA
1
73
T96
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
1
73
T96
Chandler Phillips
USA
1
73
T96
Chase Seiffert
USA
1
73
T111
Ben Crane
USA
2
74
T111
Matthew NeSmith
USA
2
74
T111
Doug Ghim
USA
2
74
T111
J. J. Henry
USA
2
74
T111
Andrew Landry
USA
2
74
T111
Kevin Chappell
USA
2
74
T111
Hunter Mahan
USA
2
74
T111
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
2
74
T111
Zack Sucher
USA
2
74
T111
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
2
74
T111
Hank Lebioda
USA
2
74
T122
John Rollins
USA
3
75
T122
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
3
75
T122
Omar Uresti
USA
3
75
T122
Roger Sloan
CAN
3
75
T122
Martin Trainer
USA
3
75
T122
Mark Anderson
USA
3
75
T128
Scott Brown
USA
4
76
T128
Robby Shelton
USA
4
76
T128
Brendan Steele
USA
4
76
T128
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
76
T128
Keegan Bradley
USA
4
76
T128
Brendon Todd
USA
4
76
T134
Brandon Hagy
USA
5
77
T134
Daniel Berger
USA
5
77
T134
Sam Burns
USA
5
77
T134
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
5
77
T138
Tommy Gainey
USA
6
78
T138
Jonathan Byrd
USA
6
78
T138
Chris Baker
USA
6
78
141
Cameron Davis
AUS
7
79
142
Michael Kim
KOR
9
81
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
79
RET
Vincent Whaley
USA
Par
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