Thursday, April 21, 2011

Willis Takes Early Heritage Lead

   Garrett Willis, who was born in Charlotte and attended middle school in Fort Mill, S.C., took advantage of ideal scoring conditions to shoot a 7-under par 64 to grab the early first-round lead in the Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

   Play was suspended at 4:54 p.m. due to a thunderstorm and officials have not determined if it will resume today.

   Willis has a one-stroke lead over Chad Campbell, Tim Herron, Arjun Atwal and Matt Bettencourt after the morning wave in the first round.

   Mark Wilson, a former University of North Carolina golfer and a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, opened with a 66 and is tied with 2009 Heritage champion Brian Gay.

    Charlotte's Webb Simpson rallied from a slow start to shoot 69 while Johnson Wagner opened with a 71. U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell had a 68 while his playing partner Ernie Els shot 75, which included a two-stroke penalty for raking a bunker before he played a shot from it.


Anonymous said...

Whatcha you talkin about Willis

Anonymous said...

What you talkin about Willis?

Komodoman said...

Why no mention of Charlotte resident de Jonge? He shot a 67.