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Reavie leads Pebble Beach Pro-Am with 8-under

Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie has an incredible back nine at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finished with an eight-under and 63 total after the first round of the tournament.

He was just one-under through the first nine holes on Monterey Peninsula, but hit four-straight birdies to open the back nine. Then, hit another birdie on the 15th hole and an eagle on the 16th as he took the opening round lead.

“On the back nine, I just made some putts,” Reavie said. “I had a lot of good looks on the front nine and missed a couple of them, hit good putts and just stayed patient and was able to make the putts on the back.”

Reavie is paired with Burger King CEO Brian Swette and they are in a three-way tie for first with an 11-under.

Cameron Smith and Bronson Burgoon also played their first round on Monterey Peninsula and are both a part of a three-way tie for second place along with Freddie Jacobson, who played the Pebble Beach course, all with a seven-under. Jacobson actually has a 65, but Pebble Beach is a par 72 while Monterey Peninsula is a par 71.

Reavue, Smith and Burgoon will all play Pebble Beach in Round 2 while Jacobson plays Spyglass Hill.

The Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an interesting tournament because there are three different courses and players rotate through the first three rounds, before the remaining field has a second turn on Pebble Beach.

Monterey Peninsula proves to be the easiest play

None of the three courses are particularly easier than the others, but the field seemed to do best on Monterey Peninsula. While 24 golfers shot under par on Pebble Beach and 25 had a better than even total on Spyglass Hill, 31 out of 52 golfers shot under par on Monterey Peninsula.

Spyglass Hill has only two people finished in the top 10 of the first round with Justin Rose and J.B. Holmes tying for fifth with a six-under. Holmes is paired with Chris O’Donnell and teed off with Bubba Watson, who is partnered with Mark Walhberg. Holmes and O’Donnell went seven-under while Watson and Walhberg went six-under. Watson struggled on his own, going one over on Spyglass Hill.

Day and Spieth struggle on Spyglass Hill

Two of the top players in the world had to settle for just one-unders on Spyglass Hill in the opening round.

Jason Day hit three bogey’s and four birdies in his opening round of the tournament. Day started on the back nine and hit a birdie on the 11th hole, but got behind with back-to-back bogey’s. He went even with a birdie on the 14th, but bogeyed again on the 18th before making the turn with a two-over. But Day salvaged the day with two birdies on the front nine to finished with a 71.

Spieth started on the front nine and struggled with his mid-range game the entire round. He bogey’s the fourth after starting out with three-straight pars. He was able to get ahead with birdies on the fifth and eighth holes, but bogeyed two more times on the back nine. He was able to keep the one-under as he sandwiched his bogey on 15 with birdies on 14 and 16. Spieth played along with country music star Jake Owen. They went three-under together.

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