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Kelly shoots 3-under 68 in Vegas; Ryan Moore fires 61

October 4th, 2012 by cstark

Central Kitsap grad Troy Kelly didn’t get off to such a hot start, but he finished strong — recording three birdies and an eagle over his final five holes to finish the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Children Open with a 3-under 68. He’s currently tied for 24th but there’s a lot of players still out on the TPC Summerlin Course, which has been known to be birdie-friendly over the years.

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore, who played his college golf at UNLV, is the leader in the clubhouse with a 10-under 61. Moore had nine birdies, an eagle and one bogey as he equaled his career-best round.

In other golf news, the University of Washington’s Chris Williams, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, shot 8-under 64 in the first round of the World Amateur Team Championship to take the first round lead and help Team USA to the top of the leaderboard in Antalya, Turkey.

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