Kevin Na closed out with a chip-in birdie for an 8-under 62 and the first-round lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial on Thursday. Charley Hoffman sits a shot behind him.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kevin Na chipped in from the rough more than 90 feet away for an incredible birdie to close out an 8-under 62 and take the first-round lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial on Thursday.
After Na's tee shot at the 399-yard ninth hole went into the rough to the right, his approach flew over the green and settled against a temporary grandstand. His relief was a drop into more rough, but after the chip to the green, the ball rolled over a ridge, started to curl and caught the right edge of the cup before falling to end his round.
That put him one stroke ahead of Charley Hoffman, who also was bogey-free when shooting a 63 in the morning round.
Jhonattan Vegas, Emiliano Grillo, Andrew Putnam and Beau Hossler shot 64.
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