Tyler Lagasse shot a 78 (+6) on his first day of the 4-day competition and is alongside Peter Condon of Washington and Matthew Glumac of Southern California atop the leaderboard.
After being honored alongside the rest of Team Massachusetts at Opening Ceremony on Sunday, June 5, Lagasse came into today ready to go. He was on the course early to stretch out and teed off from hole 1 as part of a shotgun start at 8:00 AM sharp. Lagasse started off the day on fire as he impressed his mom (heard in the video clip) and himself by eagling a par 5.
“Of course it wasn’t the first time I eagled the first hole in any competition, but eagle on the 1st hole was a thrill,” Lagasse said.
After the eagle, Lagasse was able to remain steady through the rest of the front nine. He was at even par through the first nine holes.
The back nine of Crooked Cat is known for being more challenging than the front nine. The rising temperatures coupled with the humidity made the back nine even more difficult. Lagasse bogeyed a few holes on the back nine but he still finished with a good first day score. Lagasse believes he can do even better tomorrow.
“The weather was gorgeous overall,” Lagasse said. “I just had trouble executing on the back nine and need to work on my consistency for tomorrow… still, any score under 80 is a good one.”
Below is Lagasse’s final scorecard:
Lagasse is currently in second place behind Condon, who was neck and neck with him in Seattle 2018. Glumac is in a close 3rd. Ryan Luck and Travis Curtis, who teed off with Lagasse, are also in the mix. See the full top 10 below.
Stay tuned for more coverage here of the rest of the golf tournament.