Bob Tway Fires 65 at Sugarloaf, Leads Mitsubishi After Round One

Bob Tway fired an opening round 7-under 65 at TPC Sugarloaf and leads the Mitsubishi Electric Classic by a stroke over David Frost, who is alone in second at -6.

 
Tway, the 1986 PGA Champion, did most his scoring over the first nine holes, where he carded a bogey-free 6-under 30, highlighted by a hole-out eagle. Tway’s impressive play continued on the back side with birdies on holes 10, 12, and 15. But two late bogeys, on 16 and 18, dropped the 57-year-old back to 7-under.

The South African Frost, also 57, had the more steady round, shooting a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 with 6 birdies and 12 pars.

A group of six players are tied for third at 4-under, including Larry Mize and Bernhard Langer. Overall there are 36 players within five shots of the leader Tway.


Video Recap


Top 5

1 Bob Tway -7
2 David Frost -6
T3 Larry Mize -5
T3 Stephen Ames -5
T3 Kevin Sutherland -5
T3 Mike Goodes -5
T3 Bernhard Langer -5
T3 Jeff Maggert -5

Notables

T9 Miguel Angel Jimenez -4
T13 Jose Maria Olazabal -3
T24 Tom Watson -2
T48 John Daly +1
T48 Mark Calcavecchia +1
T58 Jesper Parnevik +2
T58 Larry Nelson +2
T65 Mark O’Meara +3
T65 Ian Woosnam +3


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Quotable

“It’s just a wonderful golf course. The par 5s are reachable, and here it’s kind of cool because they’re kind of risk-reward par 5s. You can make birdies and eagle, but you can also make the other stuff. I think that’s the way the golf course is meant to be played. Holes like No. 7, it just reminds me of Augusta (National Golf Club), the green sitting up top, and right and left is no good. There’s a lot of really neat shots at a place like this.”
Bob Tway, first round leader, speaking about TPC Sugarloaf


At-a-Glance

Name: Mitsubishi Electric Classic
Dates: 4/14 – 4/16
Course: TPC Sugarloaf
Locale: Duluth, Georgia
Purse: $1,800,000
Defending: Woody Austin


The Leaderboard

Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Round One, April 14, 2017

POSNAMETOTTO-PAR 
1Bob Tway65-7
2David Frost66-6
3Larry Mize67-5
3Stephen Ames67-5
3Kevin Sutherland67-5
3Mike Goodes67-5
3Bernhard Langer67-5
3Jeff Maggert67-5
9Scott Verplank68-4
9Jay Don Blake68-4
9Brandt Jobe68-4
12Michael Bradley69-3
12Jerry Kelly69-3
12Dan Forsman69-3
12Mark Brooks69-3
12Tom Byrum69-3
12Lee Janzen69-3
12Jerry Smith69-3
12Marco Dawson69-3
12Jose Maria Olazabal69-3
12Woody Austin69-3
12Miguel Angel Jimenez69-3
12Esteban Toledo69-3
24Glen Day70-2
24Tim Petrovic70-2
24Gary Hallberg70-2
24Billy Mayfair70-2
24Roger Chapman70-2
24Billy Andrade70-2
24Scott McCarron70-2
24Wes Short, Jr.70-2
24David Toms70-2
24Tom Watson70-2
24Paul Goydos70-2
24Paul Broadhurst70-2
24Carlos Franco70-2
24Scott Parel70-2
24Bobby Gage70-2
39Willie Wood71-1
39Gene Sauers71-1
39Phillip Price71-1
42Russ Cochran72E
42Tommy Armour III72E
42Fred Funk72E
42Doug Garwood72E
42Kenny Perry72E
42Sandy Lyle72E
42Brian Henninger72E
42Skip Kendall72E
50Joey Sindelar731
50Jim Carter731
50John Daly731
50Brad Faxon731
50Jeff Sluman731
50Olin Browne731
50Duffy Waldorf731
57Steve Pate742
57Scott Hoch742
57Larry Nelson742
57Tom Pernice, Jr.742
57Joe Durant742
57Mark Calcavecchia742
57Jesper Parnevik742
64Rod Spittle753
64Steve Lowery753
64Grant Waite753
64Mark O'Meara753
64Ian Woosnam753
64Jay Haas753
64Fran Quinn753
71Tom Purtzer764
71Bob Gilder764
71Scott Dunlap764
71Kirk Triplett764
71Kent Jones764
76Miguel Angel Martin775
76Steve Schneiter775
78Todd Hamilton786
78Andy North786

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