Malnati, Kokrak and Niemann rule the Sony Open

Malnati, Kokrak and Niemann rule the Sony Open

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The Americans Peter Malnati and Jason Kokrak and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann march leaders after the first day of the Sony Open in Hawaii which kicked off this Thursday in Honolulu. The three golfers finished the day with 62 strokes, 8 under par for the course.

Malnati finished the day with a total of nine birdies, although a bogey on the 13th hole stopped his perfect course on this first day. For his part, Jason Kokrak finished the first day with 8 birdies while Joaquín Niemann made seven birdies and a bogey on the 12th hole to take the lead in the hole 18 with an eagle.

Things did not go well on this first day for Sergio García, the only Spanish participant in the tournament. The one from Castellón finished the tour with 70 hits, in par, and eight hits from the three leaders. A double bogey on hole 6 marked the performance of García, who also committed three more bogeys for five birdies and who will have to improve on Friday to try to get closer to the top positions.

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