By Jason Tang - bio | email
Honolulu (KHNL) - Tadd Fujikawa began the day with a double bogey, but it was smooth sailing after that. He'd birdie two of his next nine holes before bogeying the 17th and finishing day one tied for 51st.
Iolani freshman Lorens Chan also made a nice showing in his first PGA event. The 14-year-old finished the day two over par, after a round of 72. He's currently tied for 79th.
PGA professionals Parker McLachlin and Dean Wilson struggled in their opening rounds. Both shooting three-over-par 73's, good enough to finish in a tie for 98th.
John Lynch finished eight over par.
"It was hard to find some smiles out there for the first 13 holes it was just a grind because I kept hitting it into the trees so I was using the hometown fans to more so find my balls in the rough than cheer for me so hopefully I'll give them something to cheer about tomorrow," said Parker after his round.
"To stand up on that first tee and it's blowing left to right and it's just a really weird feeling but I thought I adjusted really well and looking forward to going out there tomorrow and just play my game," said Fujikawa, regarding having to play in Kona winds instead of trade winds.
Forecasters predict gusts of up to 60 miles per hour for Friday's round.
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