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Unheralded Piercy leads Farmers Open

Unheralded Piercy leads Farmers Open

American Scott Piercy, who attended nearby San Diego State university, fired an eight-under 64 Thursday to take the lead after the opening round of the PGA Farmers Insurance Open.
Piercy equalled his career low score and has a one-shot lead over a group of four golfers that includes Japan's Ryuji Imada at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Playing the North Course, he shot 29 on the front nine and finished with nine birdies and a bogey.
"Last year, I learned a lot," said Piercy, who missed the cut in his first two events this year. "I felt like I should've won two or three times."
American Phil Mickelson, who has strong family ties to the area, shot a respectable two-under 70 in his season debut.
"I was anxious to get the year started," Mickelson said. "I got off to a solid start. I am further along than year's past."
Mickelson, who won this event three times, needed 33 putts in an up and down day which included three bogeys and five birdies.
"The greens are fast and bumpy," said Mickelson. "Not because they're not in great shape. They're so soft that every step is leaving a bunch of impressions.


Updated : 2021-06-23 11:42 GMT+08:00