American Wolff leads the first round of the Mayakoba tournament


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American Wolff leads the first round of the Mayakoba tournament

The Mexican Carlos Ortiz signed a card of 67 strokes in the field ‘El Camaleón’ and was placed in the twentieth position

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – The American Matthew wolff signed this Thursday a card of 61 strokes, 10 under par, to become the first leader of the PGA Mayakoba tournament in which Spanish Sergio garcia goes in third place.

Wolff he made 10 birdies and pulled off the best performance of a rainy morning to take first place, two hits ahead of compatriot Aaron Wise.

Garcia, former world number two, shot a seven under par and started in a good way in a competition in which he is the main Spanish figure, after the absence of world number one, Jon Rahm, who has taken a break of several weeks, after months of great activity on the tour.

The Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz they led the Latin Americans in the first round, with 67 cards putting them tied for the 20th seat.

The tournament Mayakoba, which has a prize pool of $ 7.2 million this year, became the first PGA Tour tournament outside the United States and Canada in 2007 and has been one of the player’s favorite competitions ever since; every year several of the best head the field.

On Friday the second round will be played at the “El camaleón” field, in the Mexican Caribbean.

Results of the first round:

.1. Matthew Wolff (USA) 61 (-10)

.2. Aaron Wise (USA) 63

.3. Chris Kirk (USA) 64

. =. Billy Horschel (USA) 64

. =. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 64

. =. Talor Gooch (USA) 64

.7. Joel Dahmen (SA) 65

. =. JJ Spaun (USA) 65

. =. Russell Henley (USA) 65

. =. Bill Hass (USA) 65


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