Cameron Smith shoots an INCREDIBLE 62 to lead the RBC Heritage

Cameron Smith holed a superb bunker shot on the par-3 17th hole on his way to shooting his best ever score on the PGA Tour. 

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Fri, 16 Apr 2021

Cameron Smith shoots an INCREDIBLE 62 to lead the RBC Heritage

Cameron Smith shot 62 in the first round of the RBC Heritage to lead the way on 9-under-par, one stroke ahead of Stewart Cink.

Smith made three consecutive birdies on holes 4 to 6 as he shot 5-under-par on the front nine at Harbour Town Golf Links.

The Australian had an incredible round of nine birdies and nine pars, which was headlined by a fantastic bunker shot on the par-3 17th which he holed to move to 8-under-par.

 

 

Smith almost put a perfect finishing touch on his round when his approach to the 18th rolled just by the hole, nearly making an eagle which would've taken him to 10-under-par.

He birdied it to overtake Cink, who was in the clubhouse on 8-under-par, and shoot his best ever individual score on the PGA Tour.

The World No.26 made his second consecutive top 10 at The Masters last week and he continued his form at the RBC Heritage, during a first-round where there were many low scores.

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2009 Open champion Cink shot a 63 on Thursday, making a superb eagle on the par-5 5th hole but a bogey on the 10th hole prevented the 47-year-old from shooting the same score as Smith.

USPGA champion Collin Morikawa shot 6-under-par to sit three back from Smith and Matt Wallace also shot a 65 to maintain his impressive recent form on the PGA Tour.

Although we saw many low scores on the first day of the RBC Heritage, World No.1 Dustin Johnson could only manage a round of 1-under-par to sit eight shots behind the leader.

The big-hitting American made six birdies on Thursday, but three bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-3 4th hole meant that he finished with a score of 70.

Last week's runner-up at The Masters and tournament debutant Will Zalatoris shot a solid round of 3-under-par at Harbour Town, continuing his consistency on the PGA Tour this season. 

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