Rocket Mortgage Classic R1

First reserve Nate Lashley takes early lead with career-best 63 in Detroit

June 27-30
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
$7,300,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


First reserve Nate Lashley took full advantage of his late entry into the Rocket Mortgage Classic by shooting a career-best 63 to take the first-round lead on nine under.

The 36-year-old, ranked 353rd in the world, was first alternate at last week’s Traveler’s Championship but did not get an opening, so when the chance came at the Detroit Golf Club, he seized it after David Berganio withdrew on Wednesday.

He carded four birdies on the front nine and five on the back in a bogey-free round which put him top of the leaderboard early on and he was never caught.


Ryan Armour and Nick Watney came closest, one shot behind after rounds of 64, with a large group on seven under including former Open champion Stewart Cink.

“When you’re first alternate, it’s not a whole lot of fun, that feeling of only missing getting in the event by a spot, by one person,” said Lashley, who is playing this season on conditional status after earning his PGA Tour card in 2018.

Newly crowned US Open champion Gary Woodland recovered from being five over through 11 holes to finish with four birdies in his last six to shoot a one-over 73.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Nate Lashley
USA
-9
63
T2
Ryan Armour
USA
-8
64
T2
Nick Watney
USA
-8
64
T4
Charles Howell III
USA
-7
65
T4
Talor Gooch
USA
-7
65
T4
Chez Reavie
USA
-7
65
T4
Stewart Cink
USA
-7
65
T4
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-7
65
T4
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
65
T4
Chase Wright
USA
-7
65
T11
Brian Stuard
USA
-6
66
T11
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
66
T11
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-6
66
T11
J. J. Spaun
USA
-6
66
T11
Kevin Streelman
USA
-6
66
T11
Danny Lee
NZL
-6
66
T11
Harris English
USA
-6
66
T11
Scott Stallings
USA
-6
66
T11
Jason Kokrak
USA
-6
66
T11
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-6
66
T11
Cameron Champ
USA
-6
66
T11
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-6
66
T11
Martin Piller
USA
-6
66
T24
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
67
T24
Luke Donald
ENG
-5
67
T24
Joey Garber
USA
-5
67
T24
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-5
67
T24
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
67
T24
J. B. Holmes
USA
-5
67
T24
Chad Collins
USA
-5
67
T24
Wes Roach
USA
-5
67
T24
Curtis Luck
AUS
-5
67
T33
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-4
68
T33
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-4
68
T33
Bubba Watson
USA
-4
68
T33
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-4
68
T33
Rickie Fowler
USA
-4
68
T33
Brendan Steele
USA
-4
68
T33
Brandon Harkins
USA
-4
68
T33
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
68
T33
Wyndham Clark
USA
-4
68
T33
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
68
T33
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
68
T33
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
68
T33
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-4
68
T33
Jimmy Walker
USA
-4
68
T33
Kevin Tway
USA
-4
68
T33
Russell Henley
USA
-4
68
T33
Patrick Reed
USA
-4
68
T33
Max Homa
USA
-4
68
T33
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
68
T33
Josh Teater
USA
-4
68
T33
Scott Brown
USA
-4
68
T33
Doc Redman
USA
-4
68
T55
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-3
69
T55
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
69
T55
Scott Langley
USA
-3
69
T55
Bud Cauley
USA
-3
69
T55
Aaron Wise
USA
-3
69
T55
Billy Horschel
USA
-3
69
T55
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
69
T55
Smylie Kaufman
USA
-3
69
T55
Kyle Stanley
USA
-3
69
T55
Austen Truslow
USA
-3
69
T55
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-3
69
T55
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
69
T55
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
69
T55
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
69
T55
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
69
T55
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
69
T55
Martin Laird
SCO
-3
69
T55
Shawn Stefani
USA
-3
69
T55
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
69
T55
Anders Albertson
USA
-3
69
T75
Hank Lebioda
USA
-2
70
T75
Robert Streb
USA
-2
70
T75
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
70
T75
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
70
T75
Trey Mullinax
USA
-2
70
T75
Cameron Smith
AUS
-2
70
T75
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
70
T75
Rod Pampling
AUS
-2
70
T75
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-2
70
T75
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
70
T75
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-2
70
T75
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-2
70
T75
Adam Svensson
CAN
-2
70
T75
Kyle Jones
USA
-2
70
T75
Sam Burns
USA
-2
70
T75
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
70
T75
Roberto Castro
USA
-2
70
T75
Brian Harman
USA
-2
70
T75
Jason Dufner
USA
-2
70
T75
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-2
70
T75
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
70
T75
Colt Knost
USA
-2
70
T75
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
70
T75
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
70
T75
Brady Schnell
USA
-2
70
T75
Kramer Hickok
USA
-2
70
T101
Peter Uihlein
USA
-1
71
T101
Luke List
USA
-1
71
T101
Andrew Landry
USA
-1
71
T101
Cody Gribble
USA
-1
71
T101
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-1
71
T101
Michael Thompson
USA
-1
71
T101
Beau Hossler
USA
-1
71
T101
Harold Varner III
USA
-1
71
T101
John Chin
USA
-1
71
T101
Matt Harmon
USA
-1
71
T101
Ryan Vermeer
USA
-1
71
T101
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
71
T101
Justin Suh
USA
-1
71
T101
Adam Long
USA
-1
71
T101
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
71
T101
Dustin Johnson
USA
-1
71
T101
Austin Cook
USA
-1
71
T101
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
71
T101
Wes Homan
USA
-1
71
T101
Chip McDaniel
USA
-1
71
T101
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-1
71
T122
Tyler Duncan
USA
Par
72
T122
Jim Herman
USA
Par
72
T122
Sam Ryder
USA
Par
72
T122
Stephan Jaeger
GER
Par
72
T122
Mike Weir
CAN
Par
72
T122
Hunter Mahan
USA
Par
72
T122
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
72
T122
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
72
T122
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
Par
72
T131
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
73
T131
Troy Merritt
USA
1
73
T131
Seamus Power
IRL
1
73
T131
Alex Cejka
GER
1
73
T131
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
73
T131
J. J. Henry
USA
1
73
T131
Martin Trainer
USA
1
73
T131
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
1
73
T131
Gary Woodland
USA
1
73
T131
Chris Stroud
USA
1
73
T131
Corey Conners
CAN
1
73
T142
Brian Gay
USA
2
74
T142
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
2
74
T142
Zack Sucher
USA
2
74
T142
Will Claxton
USA
2
74
T142
Richy Werenski
USA
2
74
T142
Will MacKenzie
USA
2
74
T148
Michael Kim
KOR
3
75
T148
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
75
T148
Ernie Els
RSA
3
75
T148
Fabian Gomez
ARG
3
75
T148
Matthew Wolff
USA
3
75
T153
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
4
76
T153
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
4
76
155
Zachary Bauchou
USA
6
78
156
Lee Houtteman
USA
8
80
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