LEADERBOARD –9 Tringale; -6 Woodland; -5 Harding, Kitayama; -4 R. Hojgaard, Pereira SELECTED OTHERS –3 Ferguson; -2 Knox, Rahm, C. Smith, Spieth, Syme; E Fitzpatrick; +1 Morikawa, Thomas; +3 Scheffler, MacIntyre; +7 Lee.
Cameron Tringale’s course-record-equalling 61 was the story of the day as the Genesis Scottish Open began in style at the Renaissance Club.
Tringale made the most of the fortuitous draw which handed him an early tee time, shooting nine-under to race clear of the field.
In no small part down to a stunning run of six birdies in as many holes after the turn, Tringale’s display was as close to perfection as we are likely to see on the East Lothian links this week.
Now he is aiming to convert it into a first solo professional win in the first Scottish Open to be co-sanctioned by both the PGA and DP World tours.
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“It was a lot of fun,” Tringale said following his round.
“I was really hot with the putter and my ball-striking matched. I gave myself loads of chances and they all seemed to find the hole.
“I’ve played [links golf] a few times so I’m not a total newbie. I just love links golf and coming over to this side of the pond.
“I didn’t really have any expectations. I just love being here and soaking it all up.
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