the Kokrak-Malnati-Niemann trio in the lead in Honolulu

Just days after losing in the playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the calendar year, Joaquin Niemann is once again at the top of the leaderboard of a PGA Tour event. Namely the Sony Open in Hawaii. Author of a superb 62 (-8) thanks to an ultimate … eagle on hole 18 of the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, the Chilean, only 22 years old, shares the command with the Americans Jason Kokrak and Peter Malnati. During this first windy lap, especially in the afternoon, on a dry and necessarily fast course, Kokrak even paid himself the luxury of returning a card without the slightest bogey while his compatriot, who left in the morning, had spent a long time alone the head of this second tournament played in the Hawaiian Islands. Six golfers follow at -6. Among them, Jim Herman. Winner of the Wyndham Championship on August 16, the American was to participate last week in Kapalua (Maui) in the tournament bringing together all the winners of the 2019-20 season but a positive test for Covid-19 just before joining Hawaii forced to quarantine … “Even if I still have not found the taste or smell, I feel pretty good, he breathed at the end of this first round. Obviously, today’s low score is helping you feel a little better. To be frank, I didn’t know what to expect when I lined up this week. “


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