Bermuda Championship leaderboard: Who’s leading after Round 1

Austin Smotherman shares the lead after the first round of the 2022 Bermuda Championship.

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The Butterfield Bermuda Championship continues with the second round on Friday, October 27, at Port Royal Golf Course, where players are likely licking their chops at the scoring conditions, as more than 100 of them fired a round under par on Thursday.

Here are three more things you need to know after Thursday’s opening round.

The leaders

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It’s a two-way tie atop the leaderboard after Round 1, as Austin Smotherman and Harrison Endycott share the lead after opening efforts of nine-under 62.

Smotherman’s round was blemish-free, with nine total birdies, while Endycott neutralized his two bogeys with two eagles and seven birdies.

Both players are seeking their maiden PGA Tour victory.

The contenders

Just one shot behind Smotherman and Endycott’s lead is a logjam of five players tied for third at eight under par (including Denny McCarthy), and eight more at seven under par — a group that includes Harry Higgs and Sean O’Hair.

Notables

Patrick Rodgers is three shots back after an opening round of six-under 65, as well as defending champ Seamus Power.

Arjun Atwal, playing for only the second time in three months since his father’s death, is one shot back after an opening 63.

John Daly made four birdies and four bogeys en route to a round of even-par 71.

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