Sentry Tournament of Champions R1

Niemann leads in Hawaii

January 02-05
Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
$6,700,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Joaquin Niemann set the pace on day one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, topping the leaderboard with a seven-under round of 66.

The Chilean 21-year-old made a flurry of four birdies between the fourth and ninth holes before adding a further three gains after the turn in a bogey-free round.

The performance earned Niemann – winner of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in September – a one-shot lead over 2017 champion Justin Thomas, whose five birdies on the back nine saw him soar up the leaderboard.

Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler are two shots off the lead, the former having eagled the fifth.

Defending champion Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, and Patrick Cantlay are among a group of five players tied at four under.

In an eventful opening round, Dustin Johnson posted five birdies, four bogeys, an eagle and a double bogey to end the day in a tie for 16th at one under.



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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-7
66
2
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
67
T3
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
68
T3
Rickie Fowler
USA
-5
68
T5
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
69
T5
Matthew Wolff
USA
-4
69
T5
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-4
69
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-4
69
T5
Xander Schauffele
USA
-4
69
10
J. T. Poston
USA
-3
70
T11
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
71
T11
Lanto Griffin
USA
-2
71
T11
Collin Morikawa
USA
-2
71
T11
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
71
T11
Ryan Palmer
USA
-2
71
T16
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-1
72
T16
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-1
72
T16
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
72
T16
Dustin Johnson
USA
-1
72
T16
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
72
T16
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
72
T22
Jim Herman
USA
Par
73
T22
Cameron Champ
USA
Par
73
T22
Corey Conners
CAN
Par
73
T22
Gary Woodland
USA
Par
73
T26
Martin Trainer
USA
1
74
T26
Adam Long
USA
1
74
T26
Graeme McDowell
NIR
1
74
T26
Chez Reavie
USA
1
74
T26
Paul Casey
ENG
1
74
31
Max Homa
USA
2
75
T32
Kevin Na
USA
3
76
T32
Keith Mitchell
USA
3
76
34
J. B. Holmes
USA
5
78
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