Lahiri 17th at Adelaide Liv event, Gooch leads at 10-under

Adelaide, Apr 22 (PTI) India’s Anirban Lahiri shot three-under 69 to lie tied 17th as American Talor Gooch fired a flawless 10-under 62 to take the opening-round lead at the LIV Golf tournament here.

Lahiri had five birdies against two bogeys in the event.

Gooch carded 10 birdies at the Grange Golf Club on Friday to be four shots clear of Englishman Richard Bland and South Africa’s Dean Burmester, who were in a tie for second place.

The 31-year-old Gooch went on a hot streak of five consecutive birdies in benign conditions at the sandbelt course in Adelaide’s west.

Cameron Smith recorded a 3-under-par 69, while fellow Australian Matt Jones reached 4-under, before slipping late to finish even par. Compatriot Marc Leishman was 1-under.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia finished at four-under and Brooks Koepka is three-under. Phil Mickelson carded two-under and Dustin Johnson posted one-under.

Source: PTI News


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