Panama City Beach, FL----The first day of play in the 72 hole second stage PGA Tour qualifier at the Hombre blanketed by a rather gray sky, but the players put up some terrific golf nonetheless.
In fact 51 of the 75 players who teed it up in round one Wednesday shot par or better, led by an 8 under 63 by Fabian Gomez out of Argentina. Chad Collins of Indiana shot a 7 under 64, and two other golfers shot 6 under.
So obviously the players taking advantage of relatively little wind and a drizzling rain that softened the greens up a bit.
The video attached shows the following:
This is Erik Compton for bird on 18, Erik twice undergoing heart transplants, he knows a little bit about fighting, par is 71, he shoots 3 under 68.
How about this lie on the par 4 second, that's Eugene Wong out of Vancouver, has to chip it away from the flag, Wong would then two putt for a bogey there, still able to come in at minus two.
Brett Melton out of Indiana would have a good shot at birdie on number two, and he nails the downhill sliding putt, one of his better moments on the day he's in at five over.
As for the shot of the day, that belongs to LSU alum John Peterson. His approach on two went into the water, so he's 83 yards out, just trying to get up and down to save bogey, he does better than that, lands it several feet past the stick and rolls it in to save par. Peterson in at two under 69.
To see all the scores from the first 18 holes at the Hombre Wednesday copy and paste the link below: