After a solid opening round at the Sanderson Farms Championship, golfer Sepp Straka played his way into the top field on the PGA Tour. The 29-year-old Austrian shot 69 on the par-72 course in Jackson/Mississippi on Thursday and was therefore among the top ten in the intermediate ranking. The native of Vienna even managed an eagle on the third hole, plus five birdies with four bogeys.
Matthias Schwab, on the other hand, failed at the start, the Styrian returned to the clubhouse with a round of 75 (three over par) and was therefore well behind in the rankings.
Meanwhile, Lukas Nemecz is in 40th place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, after a four-under opening round of 68. Nemecz remains on track for World Tournament qualification for the upcoming season. The Frenchman Romain Langasque is in the lead and equals the course record with a 61 (eleven under par).