Making his second coming in a $600,000 eventuality during TPC Stonebrae, a Golden State Warriors star rebounded from a spook on a second hole with a birdie on a par-5 third . He combined birdies on a par-4 seventh and eighth – attack a flagstick on No. 8 – and sealed with a standard on No. 9.
Playing as an amateur, Curry was 8 shots behind leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with a afternoon call still on a course. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and skip a cut by 11 shots.
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Playing alongside Web.com Tour winners Martin Trainer and Cameron Champ in a spin that began on No. 10, Curry somewhat pulled his iron off a tee into a initial cut of rough, adult opposite a sprinkler head.
“I can’t play this hole though removing a ruling,” he joked, referencing a opening tee shot final year that wound adult in a splash crater inside a transport left of a hole.
He done standard and also parred a subsequent dual before stumbling with bogeys on Nos. 13, 15 and 16.
“This time, it took me until hole No. 8 or 9 to unequivocally only get comfortable, generally on a greens,” Curry said.
“Again, we can’t copy that vigour station over 10-foot putts, 5-foot putts, meaningful they count, and how many of them for me were for pars early. That was a tough partial to adjust to, though once we get in a groove, good things happen.”
Curry done his fourth spook during a par-3 second, afterwards two-putted for birdie on a third. He distinguished with a lightsome cuddle with caddie Jonnie West, a Warriors worker and TPC Stonebrae member.
“It took me 6 holes final year to get my initial one and it took me 12 holes this year,” Curry said. “I had to wait a small bit. It was a good service to see a putt go in.” He done a 10-foot birdie putt on a seventh, afterwards strike a 9-iron from 148 yards on a eighth that ricocheted off a pin and staid 5 feet brief of a hole to set adult a birdie.
“Yeah, there’s one of those off a face, strike it flush and it was on line,” Curry said. “I see it strike – or we hear a pin clap – and that was a cold moment. we didn’t know how tighten it landed. When we walked adult there, literally was an in. divided from dunking it. Out here we don’t get many dunks.” He three-putted for standard on a par-5 ninth.
“It was fun to be means to strike some decent shots early, and from there spin it into tangible scoring, that was good,” Curry said.
Trainer shot 69, and Champ had a 68.
“It was impressive,” pronounced Trainer, a two-time leader this year. “His diversion as a whole was unequivocally impressive. It unequivocally astounded me. Obviously, he’s not as pointy since we don’t consider he plays as most as we do.” Champ won a Utah Championship final month and leads a debate in pushing distance.
“It was really a good experience,” Champ said. “Obviously, all a fans cheering his name and whatnot. It was good only to see his game, too. we was really impressed.
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