Cam Davis birdied five of his last six holes and held a two-shot lead on Thursday in Honolulu when play was suspended for the night during the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Davis, a 28-year-old Australian, fired an 8-under-par 62 at Waialae Country Club as the first full-field event of the 2024 PGA Tour season got underway.
Taylor Montgomery carded a 64, and Austin Eckroat, England’s Aaron Rai, Webb Simpson and Germany’s Stephan Jaeger shared third place at 65.
Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd, Eric Cole, Scott Stallings, Harris English, Sweden’s Alex Noren, France’s Matthieu Pavon and Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti are tied for seventh place at 66. Norman Xiong is also at 4 under par, but he has three holes to go.
Defending champion Si Woo Kim of South Korea is tied for 47th at 69, along with the field’s top two players in the world rankings, No. 8 Matt Fitzpatrick of England and No. 9 Brian Harman.
Davis owns one win in 131 previous PGA Tour starts, at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic. He has made just five career appearances at major tournaments, topped by a tie for fourth at the 2023 PGA Championship.
–Field Level Media
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