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Tony Finau Sits Four Shots Back Of Leader After First Round Of U.S. Open

Sep 17, 2020, 5:22 PM | Updated: Apr 18, 2021, 4:55 pm

Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round...

Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Tony Finau finished the first round of the U.S. Open one-under par with a score of 69 at Winged Foot GC.

Finau is tied for 14th and is four shots behind Justin Thomas, who is the current leader in the clubhouse at -5.

Utah native Preston Summerhays shot two-over par in his first round and is tied for 56th in the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods struggled in his opening round of the major with a +3 score.

Finau’s Round

The Rose Park, Utah native started the first round with two straight pars on Nos. 1 and 2. He followed up with two consecutive bogeys on the third and fourth holes. After a par on No. 5, Finau scored a birdie on No. 6. Two straight pars came after the birdie before Finau nailed his second birdie to finish the front-nine at even par.

The back-nine started with a par on No. 10 before nailing two straight birdies on No. 11 and 12. Finau pared the 13th hole. On No. 14, Finau recorded a bogey, followed by a par on No. 15, and a birdie on No. 16. Finau was given a penalty on the 17th hole for causing the ball to move. That was later overturned and given a bogey rather than a double bogey.

He ended the round with a par on No. 18.

Leaderboard

1. Justin Thomas (-5)

T-2. Patrick Reed (-4)

T-2. Thomas Pieters (-4)

T-2. Matthew Wolff (-4)

T-5. Rory McIlroy (-3)

T-5. Lee Westwood (-3)

T-5. Louis Oosthuizen (-3)

T-8. Jason Kolrak (-2)

T-8. Brendon Todd (-2)

T-8. Harris English (-2)

T-8. Rafael Cabrera Bello (-2)

T-8. Joaquin Niemann (-2)

T-8. Xander Schauffele (-2)

Round 2 of the U.S. Open will be on Friday. Coverage will begin at 5:30 a.m. MT on Peacock before the Golf Channel will take over at 9:30 a.m. MT. Beginning at 2 p.m. MT, the major tournament will move over to KSL 5 TV.

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Tony Finau Sits Four Shots Back Of Leader After First Round Of U.S. Open