The 2015 Golfbreaks.com Pinehurst Pro-Am began in unusual circumstances as a last minute venue change resulted in the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland’s, Martin Woodbridge, taking the lead not at Pinehurst in the USA but at legendary links course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Heavy snow throughout North Carolina in the past few days resulted in a change in venue (statement here: http://eur.pe/1zLDKsV) for the inaugural Golfbreaks.com Pinehurst Pro-Am to the former Ryder Cup venue, Kiawah Island and its Ocean Course.
Woodbridge started his round with four regulation pars until birdies at the fifth and sixth holes took him below par to two-under. It was plain sailing until the 540-yard 16th hole where a double-bogey seven cancelled out his earlier work to finish with a level par 72.
Three shots behind is fellow GB&I Professional, Simon Edwards, who had a less simple round consisting of three birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey for a three-over par 75.
A further three shots behind is Peter Dahlberg (PGA of Sweden) whose 38 shots out and 40 shots in gave a six-over par 78.
Individual leader Woodbridge also leads the Team Pro-Am competition along with amateurs Dave Holden, Kevin Jones, and Steve Wilkes with a total of 76 points (-4).
Mirroring the individual leaderboard, Edwards also sits at second in the team event with amateurs, Ian Gidden, John Tattersall, and Michael Shanks, after a first round total of 75 points (-3).
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