Grant Thornton Invitational options 16 combined groups the place a PGA Tour participant hyperlinks up with an LPGA Tour golfer; Watch reside protection of second spherical on Sky Sports activities Golf from 7pm on Saturday
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English pair Charley Hull and Justin Rose are two photographs off the lead after the primary day of the inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational in Naples, Florida on Friday.
American duo Nelly Korda and Tony Finau have the lead, birdieing the 18th gap to complete off a mixed 16-under for his or her opening spherical.
They lead by one shot over two groups: Lucas Glover and Eire’s Leona Maguire, and Denny McCarthy and Megan Khang, who carded 15-under 57s at Tiburon Golf Membership.
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The event options 16 combined groups with one male and one feminine participant. The groups performed a scramble format Friday. Saturday’s motion will probably be foursomes (alternate shot) and Sunday will probably be a modified four-ball, the place each team-mates tee off, then change balls for his or her second photographs and play that ball till holed.
After Korda and Finau had been 13 below par by means of 16 holes, Finau sank a brief eagle putt on the par-five seventeenth to maneuver right into a tie for the lead earlier than they added one remaining birdie on the final to edge out in entrance.
Rising LPGA star Rose Zhang has teamed up with Sahith Theegala, they usually birdied all however 4 of their holes for a 14-under 58.
They’re tied with English pair Hull and Rose, in addition to Nick Taylor of Canada and Ruoning Yin of Chin, and Jason Day of Australia and Lydia Ko of New Zealand.
The Canadian duo of Corey Conners and Brooke Henderson posted a 13-under 59, tied for eighth with Cameron Champ and US Ladies’s Open winner Allisen Corpuz.
The pairing of Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson are at 12 below, together with Swedes Ludvig Aberg and Madelene Sagstrom.
Ladies’s world primary Lilia Vu, winner of two main championships this 12 months, is partnered with Joel Dahmen, the pair one additional again on 11 below.
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