Kevin Streelman tops leaderboard in Florida

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March 22, 2024
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2013 champion Kevin Streelman was the only player to post a bogey-free score on Thursday and took the opening lead with a 7-under 64.

"Great start," said the American. "One of those rounds that just kind of got off to the right start, birdieing 11 and then birdieing the other par-5 and then throwing another one in there and kind of got up and down a few times when I needed to. Then got off to a hot start on the back nine birdieing 1, 2, 4. So, yeah, it's kind of what I needed to do, I knew the weather would be solid today, today was going to be the best weather day and then it's going to be hold on to your shorts here for the next few days. So trying to just keep a good attitude and have some fun and it's a heck of a golf course, so be a fun weekend.

"I felt some really good feelings on the range this week and in the pro-am, and it's kind of cool little new ball marker I'm using that is legal that can kind of give you some visual cues that I think is pretty helpful, I was using that today which I think kind of helped as well. But, yeah, it was one of those, the per just felt great and I saw the lines and was rolling it great and was able to drop some putts."

Sponsor exemption Kevin Roy of the United States lies in second place at 6-under. He made nine cuts in 31 starts as a PGA TOUR rookie in 2022-23, including one top-10 finish at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship) and finished runner-up at the 2024 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, the first event of the Korn Ferry Tour season.

"[My putter] was definitely hot," said Roy. "I definitely rolled in a couple long ones, but I think the key was I made the shorter ones that you kind of have to make around here. Once I saw one of the longer ones go in I kind of calmed down a little bit. I had great pace all day on the greens, so never really had any super stressed out par saves."

Canada's Adam Svensson comes into this week off three consecutive missed cuts. His best result in nine starts this season was T10 at The Genesis Invitational. He currently lies in a share of third place at 5-under alongside China's Carl Yuan and American Peter Malnati.

The first round was suspended at 7:46 p.m. ET Thursday due to darkness with two players, Paul Barjon (E) and Kevin Dougherty (-2), left to complete the round.

Pos.PlayerTo ParThruR1
1Kevin Streelman-7F64
2Kevin Roy-6F65
T3Adam Svensson-5F66
T3Carl Yuan-5F66
T3Peter Malnati-5F66
T6Brendon Todd-4F67
T6Keith Mitchell-4F67
T6Aaron Baddeley-4F67
T6Rico Hoey-4F67
T6Chez Reavie-4F67
T6Ryan Palmer-4F67
T6Hayden Springer-4F67
T13Justin Suh-3F68
T13Justin Thomas-3F68
T13Seamus Power-3F68
T13Mackenzie Hughes-3F68
T13Hayden Buckley-3F68
T13Ben Martin-3F68
T13Chris Gotterup-3F68
T13Xander Schauffele-3F68
T13Nick Taylor-3F68
T13Lucas Glover-3F68
T13Adam Hadwin-3F68
T13Dylan Wu-3F68
T13Ryo Hisatsune-3F68
T13Chandler Phillips-3F68
T13Alejandro Tosti-3F68
T28Christiaan Bezuidenhout-2F69
T28Sam Ryder-2F69
T28Stewart Cink-2F69
T28Cameron Young-2F69
T28Callum Tarren-2F69
T28Zac Blair-2F69
T28Roger Sloan-2F69
T28Max Greyserman-2F69
T28Thomas Detry-2F69
T28Beau Hossler-2F69
T28Greyson Sigg-2F69
T28Matt Wallace-2F69
T28Taylor Moore-2F69
T28Jordan Spieth-2F69
T28Billy Horschel-2F69
T28Maverick McNealy-2F69
T28Sami Valimaki-2F69
T28Ryan McCormick-2F69
T28Parker Coody-2F69
T28Kevin Dougherty-217-
T48Sam Stevens-1F70
T48Bronson Burgoon-1F70
T48Robby Shelton-1F70
T48Bud Cauley-1F70
T48Francesco Molinari-1F70
T48Scott Stallings-1F70
T48Adam Schenk-1F70
T48Michael Kim-1F70
T48Davis Thompson-1F70
T48Matti Schmid-1F70
T48Vince Whaley-1F70
T48Nicholas Lindheim-1F70
T48Jimmy Stanger-1F70
T48Norman Xiong-1F70
T48Fred Biondi-1F70
T48Brian Harman-1F70
T48Chad Ramey-1F70
T48Ryan Brehm-1F70
T48Brice Garnett-1F70
T48Zach Johnson-1F70
T48Troy Merritt-1F70
T48Robert MacIntyre-1F70
T48Thorbjørn Olesen-1F70
T48Ben Silverman-1F70
T72Ben GriffinParF71
T72Sam BurnsParF71
T72Gary WoodlandParF71
T72Nico EchavarriaParF71
T72Cameron ChampParF71
T72Joseph BramlettParF71
T72Chan KimParF71
T72Jorge CampilloParF71
T72Trace CroweParF71
T72Tom WhitneyParF71
T72Chesson HadleyParF71
T72Josh TeaterParF71
T72Tyson AlexanderParF71
T72Austin CookParF71
T72Taylor PendrithParF71
T72Doug GhimParF71
T72K.H. LeeParF71
T72Andrew NovakParF71
T72Carson YoungParF71
T72Paul BarjonPar17-
T92Matt NeSmith+1F72
T92S.H. Kim+1F72
T92Scott Gutschewski+1F72
T92Davis Riley+1F72
T92Webb Simpson+1F72
T92Sungjae Im+1F72
T92Sepp Straka+1F72
T92Tony Finau+1F72
T92Kevin Tway+1F72
T92Rafael Campos+1F72
T92Raul Pereda+1F72
T92Victor Perez+1F72
T92Evan Harmeling+1F72
T92Joel Dahmen+1F72
T92Lee Hodges+1F72
T92Keegan Bradley+1F72
T92Andrew Putnam+1F72
T92Charley Hoffman+1F72
T92Taylor Montgomery+1F72
T92Ryan Moore+1F72
T92Alexander Björk+1F72
T113Luke Donald+2F73
T113Jhonattan Vegas+2F73
T113Harry Hall+2F73
T113Eric Cole+2F73
T113Nick Hardy+2F73
T113Patrick Rodgers+2F73
T113Ricky Castillo+2F73
T113Pierceson Coody+2F73
T113Aaron Rai+2F73
T113Richy Werenski+2F73
T113David Lipsky+2F73
T113Wilson Furr+2F73
T113Mac Meissner+2F73
T113Patrick Fishburn+2F73
T127Tyler Duncan+3F74
T127Kevin Yu+3F74
T127Adrien Dumont de Chassart+3F74
T127David Bradshaw+3F74
T127Min Woo Lee+3F74
T127Akshay Bhatia+3F74
T127Brandt Snedeker+3F74
T134J.J. Spaun+4F75
T134Alex Smalley+4F75
T134Matt Kuchar+4F75
T134David Skinns+4F75
T134Jacob Bridgeman+4F75
T134Harrison Endycott+4F75
T134Joe Highsmith+4F75
T134Kevin Aylwin+4F75
T142Daniel Berger+5F76
T142Camilo Villegas+5F76
T142Ryan Fox+5F76
T142Ben Taylor+5F76
T146Greg Koch+6F77
T146Justin Lower+6F77
T148Ben Kohles+7F78
T148Blaine Hale, Jr.+7F78
150Erik Barnes+8F79
T151Kevin Kisner+9F80
T151Nick Gabrelcik(a)+9F80
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Valspar Championship 2024

Date: March 21st - 24th 2024

Location: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Florida

Purse: $8,400,000

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