American pair lead first day of Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit

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The hole of the day came from American Dylan Wu who landed an albatross on the 14th hole, needing just two strokes on a par five.
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June 30, 2023
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American duo Peter Kuest and Taylor Moore are in pole position on the first day of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, with Englishman Aaron Rai tied in second place.

It was a strong day all around for the players at the top of the pile, with the two Americans hitting eight under par while seven are tied in second place, just one stroke behind the lead at the Detroit Country Club.

The hole of the day came from American Dylan Wu who landed an albatross on the 14th hole, needing just two strokes on a par five.

Dylan Wu landed an albatross in Rocket Mortgage Classi
Dylan Wu landed an albatross on the 14th hole (Carlos Osorio/ AP)

Wu finished the day one stroke behind the leaders.

Aaron Rai had an impressive day out with six birdies and an eagle.

Earlier, Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg produced a near-perfect audition in front of Europe captain Luke Donald to boost his chances of making a remarkable Ryder Cup debut in Rome.

Aberg only joined the paid ranks earlier this month but was already on Donald’s radar after a stellar amateur career and appearances in professional events which have seen him ranked the 11th-best available European player, according to analytics site DataGolf.

And the 23-year-old made the most of playing alongside Donald, carding an opening 65 containing an eagle and seven birdies and marred only by bogeys on the last two holes.

“It stings a little bit to finish the way I did,” said Aberg, who is eligible for the Ryder Cup as an affiliate member of the DP World Tour.

“I think right now it’s a little bit disappointing, but when I get some perspective on it I think I’ll be pretty OK with that round.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play a few of these events before so I’ve been exposed to this a little bit, but I think just going back-to-back weeks is a little bit different from what I’ve done before. It’s just going to take a little time.

Six players will qualify automatically for the European team to face the United States at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club from September 29 to October 1, with Donald having six wild cards at his disposal.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
T1Peter Kuest-864
T1Taylor Moore-864
T3Sam Ryder-765
T3Aaron Rai-765
T3Ludvig Aberg-765
T3Sam Bennett-765
T3Dylan Wu-765
T3Justin Suh-765
T3Adam Schenk-765
T10Doug Ghim-666
T10Collin Morikawa-666
T10Adam Hadwin-666
T10MJ Daffue-666
T14Chris Kirk-567
T14Trey Mullinax-567
T14Rickie Fowler-567
T14Callum Tarren-567
T14Nate Lashley-567
T14Taylor Pendrith-567
T14Charley Hoffman-567
T14Kyle Westmoreland-567
T14Nicolai Hojgaard-567
T14Ryan Moore-567
T14Brett Stegmaier-567
T25Alex Noren-468
T25Robby Shelton-468
T25Cameron Champ-468
T25Chad Ramey-468
T25Richy Werenski-468
T25Davis Riley-468
T25Sepp Straka-468
T25Brian Harman-468
T25Matt Wallace-468
T25Brendon Todd-468
T25Sungjae Im-468
T25Troy Merritt-468
T25Chesson Hadley-468
T25Justin Lower-468
T39Keegan Bradley-369
T39Lucas Glover-369
T39Stephan Jaeger-369
T39Austin Smotherman-369
T39Zecheng Dou-369
T39Kelly Kraft-369
T39Vince Whaley-369
T39Carson Young-369
T39Hank Lebioda-369
T39Cam Davis-369
T39Max Homa-369
T39Chez Reavie-369
T39Peter Malnati-369
T39Jonathan Byrd-369
T39Brice Garnett-369
T39Ryan Gerard-369
T55Kevin Tway-270
T55Sam Stevens-270
T55Kyle Reifers-270
T55Russell Knox-270
T55J.J. Spaun-270
T55Tyler Duncan-270
T55Robert Streb-270
T55Ryan Brehm-270
T55Chris Stroud-270
T55Sean O'Hair-270
T55Danny Willett-270
T55Brandon Wu-270
T55Joseph Bramlett-270
T55Davis Thompson-270
T55Carl Yuan-270
T55Ross Steelman-270
T55Andrew Novak-270
T55Harry Higgs-270
T55David Lingmerth-270
T55Martin Laird-270
T55Scott Stallings-270
T55Greyson Sigg-270
T55Mark Hubbard-270
T55Kramer Hickok-270
T55Ryan Palmer-270
T55Ben Griffin-270
T55Cameron Percy-270
T55Chase Johnson-270
T83James Hahn-171
T83Matthias Schwab-171
T83Vincent Norrman-171
T83Harry Hall-171
T83Lanto Griffin-171
T83Adam Long-171
T83S.Y. Noh-171
T83Luke Donald-171
T83Dylan Frittelli-171
T83Christiaan Bezuidenhout-171
T83Kyle Stanley-171
T83Trevor Werbylo-171
T83Trevor Cone-171
T83Ben Martin-171
T83Lee Hodges-171
T83Satoshi Kodaira-171
T83Andrew Landry-171
T83Adam Svensson-171
T83Garrick Higgo-171
T83Zach Johnson-171
T83Henrik Norlander-171
T83Gordon Sargent(a)-171
T83Augusto Núñez-171
T83Kevin Roy-171
T107Paul Haley IIPar72
T107Webb SimpsonPar72
T107Nico EchavarriaPar72
T107Tony FinauPar72
T107Nick WatneyPar72
T107Tyson AlexanderPar72
T107Brent GrantPar72
T107Kevin YuPar72
T107Doc RedmanPar72
T107Erik van RooyenPar72
T107Will GordonPar72
T107Alex SmalleyPar72
T107Patton KizzirePar72
T107Jason DufnerPar72
T107Scott HarringtonPar72
T107Tano GoyaPar72
T123Byeong Hun An+173
T123Nick Hardy+173
T123Brandt Snedeker+173
T123Tom Kim+173
T123Chad Collins+173
T123Aaron Baddeley+173
T123Aldrich Potgieter+173
T123Akshay Bhatia+173
T123Max McGreevy+173
T123Harrison Endycott+173
T123Cody Gribble+173
T123Ben Taylor+173
T123S.H. Kim+173
T123Ryan Armour+173
T123Thomas Detry+173
T123Matti Schmid+173
T139Martin Trainer+274
T139Brian Stuard+274
T139Luke List+274
T139Austin Eckroat+274
T139Austin Cook+274
T139Jimmy Walker+274
T139Zac Blair+274
T146David Lipsky+375
T146Hideki Matsuyama+375
T146Beau Hossler+375
T146Kyle Martin+375
T146Michael Gligic+375
T151Joel Dahmen+476
T151Andy Spencer+476
T151Justin Thomas+476
T154Matt NeSmith+577
T154Brandon Matthews+577
156Tom Hoge+779
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Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023

Date: June 29th - 2nd 2023

Location: Detroit Golf Club Detroit, Michigan

Purse: $8,800,000

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