PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Morgan Hoffmann took the first-round lead at the Pebble Beach Invitational on Thursday, shooting a 7-under 65 at Spyglass Hill.
Hoffmann has a one-stroke lead on fellow PGA Tour players Chesson Hadley, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Brown and defending champion Tommy Gainey. Gainey, Hadley and Brown all were at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course. Potter Jr. had his 66 at Spyglass Hill.
Jason Kokrak and University of Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small were in a group of four players two back at 67. Kokrak had the low round of the day at Pebble Beach.
In its 42nd year, the Invitational is the only event where players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com Tours compete against each other for the same purse.