Morikawa started at the top of the Workday Charity Open


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Morikawa started at the top of the Workday Charity Open

In Ohio, the American excelled with an initial lap of 65 strokes to pull out a distance of just one hit.

Collin Morikawa gained a one-hit lead at the Workday Charity Open, while the favorite Jordan Spieth struggled during Thursday’s first round in Dublin, Ohio.

American Morikawa had 65 shots at Muirfield Village, seven under par, thanks to an eagle, six birdies and just one bogey that caught him to maintain a narrow shot lead over Canadian Adam Hadwin.

Meanwhile, after finishing in the top 10 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, former world number one Spieth surprised with 72 shots (0). Despite an eagle and a birdie, the local battled against three birdies.

Among Latinos, Chilean Joaquín Niemann started 18th (-3) with 69 shots by a bogey and three birdies, just one place above Argentina’s Fabián Gómez (-2). The Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas is in the same line as Spieth with the pair on the court, while the Argentine Emiliano Grillo had problems on 16 today with a double bogey that left him with 74 hits (+1). For his part, the Colombian Sebastán Muñoz is among the last for his 79 hits (+7) thanks to a pair of double bogey.

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