DP World Tour
Jul 8th, 2022
Tringale out front at Genesis Scottish Open
American equals the course record to lead by three strokes
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The American took advantage of kind early conditions when he teed off in the third Rolex Series event of 2022 - the first tournament to be co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR - and was three shots clear of his closest challenger, Major winner Gary Woodland, at the end of an entertaining day.
After four straight pars to settle himself in, Tringale birdied nine of the next eleven holes. Every part of his game seemed to be working as he was in close with most of his approaches and when he was not, a 38-footer dropped at the eighth and another long one found the bottom of the cup at the 11th before he closed his bogey-free nine-under round with three pars.
“Golf is more fun when the putts are going in, and they were for me today. I had a great group of guys to play with and it was relaxed. Everyone more or less had some good shots, and the vibe was good in our group no doubt," said Tringale.
Justin Harding sits in third place, four off the lead, while three players - Rasmus Højgaard, Mito Pereira and Kurt Kitayama - are one shot further back on four under.
Ewen Ferguson is the leading Scot alongside seven other players on three-under-par, with Major winners Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose amongst the group at two-under-par.