Safeway Open R1

Molinari in strong Safeway debut

September 26-29
Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
$6,600,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Safeway Open R1 - Scott and Landry leading, Molinari one shot off the pace
Molinari tees off during preview day three of The Open. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Open champion Francesco Molinari is one shot off the pace after the first round of his Safeway Open debut, with Adam Scott and Andrew Landry leading the pack on seven under par.

Scott, starting on the back nine, had a steady first nine holes with a bogey on the par four-13th the only blot on his copy book at the turn. Two birdies and an eagle on the front nine secured the Australian a round of 65.

Landry, meanwhile, put together five birdies in his first nine holes and two more in the second half of his round to share top spot in Napa, California.

Molinari, who finished 14th in the defence of his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth last week, shot 66 including a sublime tee shot on the 15th which landed 10 feet from the pin.

Defending champion Kevin Tway had a steady start with a round of 71 only good enough for a share of 51st place, while two-time champion Brendan Steele’s 74 left him tied for 116th.


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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Adam Scott
AUS
-7
65
T1
Andrew Landry
USA
-7
65
T3
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-6
66
T3
Matthew NeSmith
USA
-6
66
T5
Cameron Champ
USA
-5
67
T5
Adam Long
USA
-5
67
T5
Chris Baker
USA
-5
67
T8
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
68
T8
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
68
T8
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
68
T8
Rob Oppenheim
USA
-4
68
T8
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
68
T8
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-4
68
T8
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-4
68
T15
Sepp Straka
AUT
-3
69
T15
Nick Watney
USA
-3
69
T15
Bud Cauley
USA
-3
69
T15
Chez Reavie
USA
-3
69
T15
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-3
69
T15
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
69
T15
Lanto Griffin
USA
-3
69
T15
Vince Covello
USA
-3
69
T15
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-3
69
T15
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
69
T15
Talor Gooch
USA
-3
69
T15
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-3
69
T15
Chase Seiffert
USA
-3
69
T28
Cameron Percy
AUS
-2
70
T28
John Huh
USA
-2
70
T28
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-2
70
T28
Pat Perez
USA
-2
70
T28
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
70
T28
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
70
T28
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-2
70
T28
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-2
70
T28
Tony Romo
USA
-2
70
T28
Andres Gonzales
USA
-2
70
T28
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-2
70
T28
Marc Leishman
AUS
-2
70
T28
Max Homa
USA
-2
70
T28
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
70
T28
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-2
70
T28
Brice Garnett
USA
-2
70
T28
Brian Gay
USA
-2
70
T28
Harris English
USA
-2
70
T28
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-2
70
T28
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
70
T28
John Oda
USA
-2
70
T28
Nelson Ledesma
ARG
-2
70
T28
Robby Shelton
USA
-2
70
T51
Mark Hubbard
USA
-1
71
T51
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-1
71
T51
Kevin Tway
USA
-1
71
T51
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-1
71
T51
Doc Redman
USA
-1
71
T51
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-1
71
T51
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
71
T51
Michael Thompson
USA
-1
71
T51
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
71
T51
Hank Lebioda
USA
-1
71
T51
Kevin Streelman
USA
-1
71
T51
David Hearn
CAN
-1
71
T51
Nate Lashley
USA
-1
71
T51
Kevin Na
USA
-1
71
T51
Jim Furyk
USA
-1
71
T51
Justin Thomas
USA
-1
71
T51
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
71
T51
Peter Malnati
USA
-1
71
T51
Harry Higgs
USA
-1
71
T51
Bo Hoag
USA
-1
71
T51
Akshay Bhatia
USA
-1
71
T51
Rafael Campos
PRI
-1
71
T73
Kyle Stanley
USA
Par
72
T73
Sam Ryder
USA
Par
72
T73
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
Par
72
T73
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
72
T73
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
72
T73
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
72
T73
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
72
T73
Kevin Chappell
USA
Par
72
T73
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
Par
72
T73
Ricky Barnes
USA
Par
72
T73
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
72
T73
Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
Par
72
T73
Ben Taylor
ENG
Par
72
T73
Michael Gligic
CAN
Par
72
T73
Stuart Smith
USA
Par
72
T73
Vincent Whaley
USA
Par
72
T73
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
Par
72
T73
Wyndham Clark
USA
Par
72
T73
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
72
T73
Chesson Hadley
USA
Par
72
T73
Harold Varner III
USA
Par
72
T73
Brendon Todd
USA
Par
72
T73
Troy Merritt
USA
Par
72
T73
Bo Van Pelt
USA
Par
72
T73
Collin Morikawa
USA
Par
72
T73
Ben Martin
USA
Par
72
T73
Henrik Norlander
SWE
Par
72
T73
Isaiah Salinda
USA
Par
72
T73
Ryan Brehm
USA
Par
72
T73
Scott Harrington
USA
Par
72
T103
Luke List
USA
1
73
T103
Martin Laird
SCO
1
73
T103
Scott Brown
USA
1
73
T103
Charles Howell III
USA
1
73
T103
Daniel Berger
USA
1
73
T103
Jamie Lovemark
USA
1
73
T103
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
1
73
T103
Charley Hoffman
USA
1
73
T103
Vaughn Taylor
USA
1
73
T103
Austin Cook
USA
1
73
T103
Jason Dufner
USA
1
73
T103
Brandt Snedeker
USA
1
73
T103
Tom Hoge
USA
1
73
T116
George McNeill
USA
2
74
T116
Brendan Steele
USA
2
74
T116
Beau Hossler
USA
2
74
T116
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
74
T116
Ryan Moore
USA
2
74
T116
Fred Couples
USA
2
74
T116
Joel Dahmen
USA
2
74
T116
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
2
74
T116
Rhein Gibson
AUS
2
74
T116
Tyler McCumber
USA
2
74
T126
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
3
75
T126
Bronson Burgoon
USA
3
75
T126
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
3
75
T126
Mark Anderson
USA
3
75
T126
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
75
T126
Phil Mickelson
USA
3
75
T126
Zac Blair
USA
3
75
T133
John Daly
USA
4
76
T133
Chris Stroud
USA
4
76
T133
Robert Streb
USA
4
76
T133
Matthew Every
USA
4
76
T133
Danny Lee
NZL
4
76
T133
Henry Chung
USA
4
76
T133
Cameron Davis
AUS
4
76
T140
Kevin Stadler
USA
5
77
T140
Michael Gellerman
USA
5
77
T140
Lucas Glover
USA
5
77
T140
Byron Meth
AUS
5
77
144
Colt Knost
USA
6
78
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