The first round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am had its share of birdies and more than a few stars on the three tournament courses. Thornblade Club, Green Valley and The Reserve all produced some fine golf and great star gazing.
The Web.com Tour event is unique on the Tour as the only event played with amateurs and celebrities for three of the four rounds. Each team of pros and ams play each of the three courses before a cut is made.
The final round of the tournament is played at Thornblade Club on Sunday. The top pro-am teams and pro-celebrity teams get to play along with the tournament leaders.
Rob Pampling, a 46 year old PGA Tour veteran with two tour wins, is the first round leader of the BMW. Pampling made 9 birdies at The Reserve to hold a two shot lead over Jason Alred and Si Woo Kim.
Golfers with Palmetto State roots had mixed results in the first round. Tommy “Two-Gloves” Gainey shot a 5-under par round of 66 at Thornblade Club. Gainey is in a tie for ninth place.
The 2014 winner of the BMW, former USC golfer Mark Anderson and former Furman golfer Matt Davidson, played at The Reserve and finished at 2-under par in a tie for 50th place.
Clemson grads D.J. Trahan finished at even par while Crawford Reeves was four-over par.
After a quick non-statistical look at the scores it appeared golfers playing at The Reserve had the best scores. Thornblade Club was second and Green Valley appeared to be the toughest course in the first round.
Golf action begins at all three courses on 8 AM on Friday.
Tee times and full scoring information is available at http://www.pgatour.com
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