The American Murray leads the Valero Texas Open after the first round

The American Grayson Murray leads after the first round the Valero Texas Open golf tournament, which takes place in San Antonio (Texas, USA), with 67 hits, one less than his compatriots Chesson Hadley, Billy Horschel, Matt Atkins, Ryan Moore and Keegan Bradely.

Murray, 24, who has a tournament on the American circuit, the Barbasol Championship, which he won last summer, added seven birdies to the TPC in San Antonio for a double bogey, the latter on the 7th hole, a par three.

Good performance by Mexicans Roberto Diaz, who is two strokes behind the leader after finishing today seventh with 69 hits after accumulating six birdies for three bogeys, and Abraham Ancer, one of his compatriot, with five birdies for three bogeys.

Spanish Sergio Garcia, tenth in the world ranking, did not have his day. The Castellonense scored a solitary birdie for three bogeys, which leaves him with two over the pair in position 87.

The champion of the last edition of the tournament, the American Kevin Chappell added 72 strokes, on par with the field, like the young Chilean, 19 years, Joaquin Niemann.

The tournament, which distributes more than six million dollars in prizes, ends this Sunday.

– Classification after the first round:

.1. Grayson Murray (USA) 67 (-5 hits)
.2. Chesson Hadley (USA) 68
. +. Billy Horschel (USA) 68
. +. Ryan Moore (USA) 68
. +. Keegan Bradley (USA) 68
. +. Matt Atkins (USA) 68
.7. Andrew Landry (USA) 69
. +. Jon Curran (USA) 69
. +. Roberto Díaz (MEX) 69
. +. Harris English (USA) 69
. +. Joshua Creel (USA) 69

12. Abraham Ancer (MEX) 70
35. Joaquín Niemann (CHI) 72
64. Fabián Gómez (ARG) 73
87. Sergio García (ESP) 74
152 Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 81.

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