Sanderson Farms Championship, two leaders

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Sanderson Farms Championship, two leaders

The PGA Tour golfers have come to the end of the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship ($ 7.9 million prize pool). The Mississippi event, born in 1968, sees the American duo composed of Davis Riley and Will Gordon in command.

Both closed the opening round with a score of -6 (66 strokes), and boast a length of margin over the closest rivals.

Sanderson Farms Championship, results

In third place with a score of -5 we find the Americans Andrew Putnam, Brandon Matthews, Mark Hubbard and Trevor Cone, the Belgian Thomas Detry, the South African Christian Bezuidenhout and the Chinese from Taipei Kevin Yu.

-4 and top ten closed by the quartet composed of the Scottish Russell Knox, the Canadian Nick Taylor, the American Kevin Roy and the South Korean S.H. Kim. On the par 72 course of the Country Club of Jackson (Mississippi, United States) at the end of the first round there are 67 golfers who have closed the 18 opening holes with a score below par.

Therefore short ranking, with numerous protagonists who will be able to climb the slope in the coming days. One above all is Sam Burns. The reigning champion is 25th with -2 in the company of Justin Lower, among others. -1 and 43rd place for Canadian Mackenzie Hughes and Irish Seamus Power, two of the golfers called to recover from the second round.

Difficulty for the Englishman Aaron Rai and for the Argentine Emiliano Grillo, detached after the round by +1. +2 finally for the Americans David Lipsky and Patton Kizzire, among the disappointed of the first day. The Sanderson Farms Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that is played annually in Mississippi.

He moved to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson in the fall of 2014, early in the 2015 season. The tournament has been a part of the PGA Tour schedule since 1968 and has raised more than $8.1 million for state charities.

Originally played at the Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, the event was moved in 1994 to the Annandale Golf Club in Madison, which it hosted in 2013. Since 2013, the title sponsor of the tournament has been Sanderson Farms, a poultry corporation based in Laurel, Mississippi.

The tournament's host organization, Century Club Charities, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote the game of golf for charity.