Beau Hossler missed the 54-hole cut last year in his first appearance in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but this time things started out much differently.
The 22-year-old Hossler made four birdies in six holes on the back nine, sinking a 54-foot putt on the 16th hole and a 34-footer on the 17th, in a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach Golf Links to tie Kevin Streelman for the lead after the first round on the Monterey Peninsula.
“It was nice day, pretty stress-free until the last hole,” said Hossler, from Rancho Santa Margarita, a rookie on the PGA Tour. “The wind picked up and I was glad to get out of there with a par-5 on No. 18.
“I hit a lot of greens and gave myself a lot of chances for birdie. I got a couple of long ones to go in on 16 and 17. The first one was about 50 feet and I was just trying to get down in two. The second one was about 30 feet and was a little more make-able.”
Streelman, 39, who has won twice on the PGA Tour, carded his bogey-free 65 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club, making birdies on the last two holes.
Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore shot 65 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, where par is 71, to tie for third at 6-under with Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri, who both had 66s at Pebble Beach.
Top-ranked Dustin Johnson, who has won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am twice, is in a large tie for sixth after a 67 at Spyglass, where Keith Mitchell and Will Zalatoris carded the same score.
Paul Casey of England, Troy Merritt, Rob Oppenheim, Chez Reavie and Zecheng Dou of China recorded 67s at Pebble Beach, while Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos and UCLA, and Cameron Percy of Australia had 5-under 66s at Monterey Peninsula to grab their shares of sixth.
Second-ranked Jon Rahm of Spain shot 67 at Monterey Peninsula and is in a tie for 16th that includes eighth-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, who had a 68 at Spyglass Hill, while four-time Pebble Beach winner Phil Mickelson and Jason Day of Australia put up 69s at Spyglass and to finish the day in a tie for 32nd.
Third-ranked Jordan Spieth is tied for 92nd after a 72 at Spyglass.
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