Matt Wallace one stroke behind lead after first day of PGA Memorial in Ohio

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Matt Wallace and Danny Willett are sitting second and equal-third respectively after the first day of the Memorial.
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June 2, 2023
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Englishman Matt Wallace is one stroke behind leader Davis Riley after the first day of the PGA Memorial Tournament on Thursday, on a hot day in Dublin, Ohio.

Wallace, who has one PGA tour win, had a strong start to the tournament, hitting six birdies and two bogeys to finish the day with 68 and four under.

Fellow countryman Danny Willett was a stroke behind Wallace, finishing tied in  third with seven others.

Willett, 35, who also has one PGA tour victory to his name, hit four birdies, an eagle and three bogeys to finish on three under par at Muirfield Village Golf Course.

Irishman Shane Lowry finished the day tied with Willett, after he had five consecutive birdies, alongside Jordan Spieth and David Lipsky.

Leader Davis Riley played the conditions well and is hoping to win his second PGA tour title, hitting just one bogey and six birdies to finish on five under.

Memorial Golf
Davis Riley watches his shot to the ninth green (Darron Cummings/ AP)

Rory McIlroy finished even for the day with a triple bogey on the last hole undoing his good work during the day.

He finished tied in 33rd place after hitting four birdies before the last hole.

World number one Scottie Scheffler had his highest opening round since October 2021, finishing on two over par and seven strokes behind the lead.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Davis Riley-567
2Matt Wallace-468
T3Danny Willett-369
T3Adam Hadwin-369
T3Mark Hubbard-369
T3Shane Lowry-369
T3Austin Eckroat-369
T3David Lipsky-369
T3Jordan Spieth-369
T10Patrick Rodgers-270
T10Justin Suh-270
T10Wyndham Clark-270
T10Seamus Power-270
T10Jon Rahm-270
T10Adam Scott-270
T10Sungjae Im-270
T17Taylor Montgomery-171
T17Denny McCarthy-171
T17Keith Mitchell-171
T17Harris English-171
T17Garrick Higgo-171
T17Emiliano Grillo-171
T17Viktor Hovland-171
T17Collin Morikawa-171
T17Sam Burns-171
T17Si Woo Kim-171
T17Sam Bennett-171
T17Patrick Cantlay-171
T17Tyrrell Hatton-171
T17Sepp Straka-171
T17Sam Ryder-171
T17Andrew Putnam-171
T33Beau HosslerPar72
T33Davis ThompsonPar72
T33Byeong Hun AnPar72
T33Rickie FowlerPar72
T33J.J. SpaunPar72
T33Lee HodgesPar72
T33Sam StevensPar72
T33Ben GriffinPar72
T33Alex NorenPar72
T33Luke DonaldPar72
T33Stephan JaegerPar72
T33Hideki MatsuyamaPar72
T33Rory McIlroyPar72
T33Chez ReaviePar72
T33Kazuki HigaPar72
T48Ben Taylor+173
T48Joseph Bramlett+173
T48Lanto Griffin+173
T48Luke List+173
T48Stewart Cink+173
T48Zach Johnson+173
T48Akshay Bhatia+173
T48Christiaan Bezuidenhout+173
T48Matt NeSmith+173
T48Thomas Detry+173
T48Brandt Snedeker+173
T59Brandon Wu+274
T59Cam Davis+274
T59Scottie Scheffler+274
T59Russell Henley+274
T59Lucas Glover+274
T59Cameron Young+274
T59Nick Hardy+274
T59Aaron Rai+274
T59Trey Mullinax+274
T59Chris Kirk+274
T59Tom Hoge+274
T59Keegan Bradley+274
T59Aldrich Potgieter(a)+274
T72Robby Shelton+375
T72Kevin Kisner+375
T72Eric Cole+375
T72S.H. Kim+375
T72Mackenzie Hughes+375
T72Justin Thomas+375
T72K.H. Lee+375
T72Gary Woodland+375
T72Adam Schenk+375
T72David Micheluzzi+375
T82Troy Merritt+476
T82Kurt Kitayama+476
T82Jason Day+476
T82Jason Dufner+476
T82Bo Hoag+476
T82Joel Dahmen+476
T82J.T. Poston+476
T82Matt Fitzpatrick+476
T82Lucas Herbert+476
T82Scott Stallings+476
T82Sahith Theegala+476
T93Taylor Pendrith+577
T93Brian Harman+577
T93Chris Gotterup+577
T93Ryan Fox+577
T93William McGirt+577
T93Xander Schauffele+577
T93Adam Svensson+577
T93Corey Conners+577
T93Justin Lower+577
T93MJ Daffue+577
T93Nicolai Hojgaard+577
T104Peter Malnati+678
T104Will Gordon+678
T104David Lingmerth+678
T104Nico Echavarria+678
T108Brendon Todd+779
T108Tom Kim+779
T108Matt Kuchar+779
T108Kevin Streelman+779
T112Hayden Buckley+880
T112Alex Smalley+880
T114Adam Long+981
T114K.J. Choi+981
T114Francesco Molinari+981
T114Thriston Lawrence+981
118Billy Horschel+1284
119Chad Ramey+1688
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