BLAINE, Minn. — Adam Schenk recorded nearly a flawless round Thursday, mixing five birdies with a bogey in an opening-round, 4-under-par 67 at the 3M Open.
The Vincennes PGA golfer was in a seven-way tie for 20th place, four shots behind leader Richy Wererski's 8-under score. Schenk is in good position to make the cut of the low-65 golfers and ties after today's second round.
Starting on the 10th hole, Schenk played each nine in 2-under. On the back nine, the South Knox graduate converted a three-foot birdie putt on the par-5, 576-yard 12th and nearly holed a 59-footer for eagle on the par-5, 599-yard 18th before settling for his second birdie. On the first nine, Schenk made a five-foot birdie putt on the par-4, 407-yard first, a two-foot putt on the par-5, 594-yard sixth and a three-foot putt on the par-3, 195-yard eighth.
His only bogey came on the par-4 488-yard, third hole, where he drove his ball in a native area, had to chip back into the fairway and eventually couldn't connect on a 20-foot par putt.
Schenk's second round started at 8:10 a.m. today with playing partners Jonathan Byrd and Sepp Straka.