Tuesday 19th June, 2018
74 ℉ | 94 ℉San Antonio

Grace grabs early lead at Valero Texas Open

Sports Xchange - Friday 21st April, 2017

SAN ANTONIO -- Branden Grace of South Africa fashioned seven birdies in his first 14 holes and settled for a 6-under-par 66 to establish a one-shot lead on Thursday after the morning wave of the first round of the Valero Texas Open.

Will MacKenzie and John Huh were a shot back after 67s in the morning wave played under mostly benign conditions at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course.

Ten players -- most notably Brooks Koepka and former U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland -- finished their first rounds with 68s, two off Grace's pace.

Grace has won 11 times as a professional, including the 2016 RBC Heritage as his only PGA Tour victory. He was 3-under on the front-nine after four birdies and a bogey and racked up three more birdies to sign for a round that included hitting 13 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation.

More The San Antonio News

Access More
Loading data...


The San Antonio News.Net



The San Antonio News.Net

Sign up for The San Antonio News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!