Canada’s Svensson leads pack ahead of 2019 Sony Open 2nd round

2019 Sony Open 1st round recap

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - All eyes were on the first round of the 2019 Sony Open today as Canadian Adam Svensson (-9) took the lead from Washington native Andrew Putman (-8) late i nthe day in what turned out to be a round to remember.

Here’s a quick look at the leaderboards heading into Friday slate of action:

In just his 12th career PGA Tour even, Svensson quickly became a name that was echoed around the Waialae Country Club’s course this afternoon after hitting 8-under through 14 holes, on pace for a possible 59.

While the 25-year-old did cool off to finish his round, his -9 was enough to take the top spot after Day 1. He’ll be a name to watch on Friday.

Putman hung in strong despite a tumultuous start to his week after being stung by a bee, which kept him out of action during the Sony Open Pro-Am.

Despite not being able to catch a glimpse of the course before Thursday’s first round, Putman had “beginner’s luck” on his side with a strong performance that puts him in contention after such an impressive 18 holes.

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