NeSmith Shoots 73 to Open PGA St. Jude Classic

NeSmith Shoots 73 to Open PGA St. Jude Classic (Image 1)
NeSmith Shoots 73 to Open PGA St. Jude Classic (Image 1)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — South Carolina rising sophomore and North Augusta native Matt
NeSmith carded a 3-over 73 in the first round of the PGA Tour's FedEx St. Jude
Classic on Thursday at TPC Southwind.

NeSmith wrapped up the day in a tie for 116th and is
seven shots back of a group of six golfers who share the lead at 4-under.

A native of North Augusta, S.C., NeSmith began his round
on No. 10 and got off to a shaky start with bogeys on two of his first four
holes before bouncing back with birdies on No. 14 and 16 to get back to even
par. However, back-to-back bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes left him at 2-over
par at the turn. He was able to get to 1-over with a birdie on No. 3 but played
the final six hole at 2-over to get into the clubhouse with a 73.

 

NeSmith will attempt to make the cut on Friday in the
second round as he is slated to tee off at 1:48 p.m. CDT. Live scoring will be
available at pgatour.com. Television coverage will be available from 3-6 p.m.
on the Golf Channel.

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