Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Hank Lebioda Shocks Field with Stunning 63 in Round 1, Takes 1-Shot Lead
Leads and Scores on the First Day of Pebble Beach Pro-Am
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has gotten off to a great start, with four golfers shooting 7 under or better on the first day. Hank Lebioda leads the field with a score of 8-under 63, with Kurt Kitayama, Chad Ramey and Harry Hall trailing closely behind with 7 under scores. Martin Trainer, Eric Cole and Aaron Baddeley shot 6 under, but are a bit further back.
Impressive Performance by Hank Lebioda
Hank Lebioda’s first day was particularly impressive, as he birdied half the holes he played, shooting 3 under on the front nine and 5 under on the back nine at Monterey Peninsula, which was the easiest of the three courses used in the first three rounds. This was Lebioda’s best score of the season and only his second time shooting in the 60s in six tournaments. Lebioda’s win this week would be a surprise, as he hasn’t made a cut so far this year and has only shot below 70 once.
Big Names in Golf Trailing Behind
The players behind Lebioda are not particularly strong, with Scott Stallings being the only one of note. Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland, who are all big names in the golf world, are currently trailing behind with scores of 1 under and 2 under respectively. Spieth and Fitzpatrick shot 1 under at Spyglass Hill, which is a difficult course, while Hovland shot 2 under at the same course. These players will be heading to Monterey on Friday, where the scoring average was nearly three strokes easier in Round 1, making it something to keep an eye on.
Odds for the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
The odds for the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am have been updated, with Keith Mitchell at 15/2, Viktor Hovland at 10-1, Kurt Kitayama at 11-1, Matt Fitzpatrick at 16-1, Jordan Spieth at 16-1 and Harry Hall at 18-1. The two favorites are Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth at 16-1, as they are only one back of Hovland after playing the same course, which does not reflect the difference represented on the betting board. Spieth is a veteran of this tournament and will be playing on his favorite course, Pebble Beach, for the final 36 holes.
Exciting Possibilities for the Rest of the Week
In conclusion, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is off to a great start, with many exciting players and possibilities for the rest of the week. The weather and fortunes can change without notice, making it a thrilling tournament for both the players and spectators. The field is led by Hank Lebioda, but with many big names not far behind, it is sure to be a thrilling finish.
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