Glover leads by one at SBSJanuary 7, 2010, 9:12 PM HST · Updated January 7, 9:12 PM 0 Comments
By Fred Guzman
The name has changed, but the format and venue remain the same. The SBS Championship begins a four-day run on Thursday at Kapaluaâ€™s demanding Plantation Course, marking the start of the PGA Tour campaign.
Speaking of starts, reigning US Open champion Lucas Glover got off to a slow one. But Glover recovered from a double bogey on the opening hole by going 9-under par over a nine-hole stretch in the middle of his round â€“ including a pair of eagles — and closed with a birdie for a 7-under 66
Nathan Green of Australia and Martin Laird of Scotland, among seven players making their debuts at the all-winnerâ€™s event, joined Dustin Johnson and Nick Watson at 67. British Open champion Stewart Cink and Masters champion Angel Cabrera were among those at 68.
Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy had a 69. Ogilvy, the only former winner at Kapalua in the 28-player field, won last yearâ€™s title by strokes at 24-under.
The tournament continues through Sunday.
UH WINS OPENER: It was a triumphant homecoming for Charlie Wade last night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The longtime assistant with the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, who spent the past several seasons as the womenâ€™s coach at the University of the Pacific, celebrated his return to Manoa as the head coach of the menâ€™s team with a victory. No. 12 Hawaii opened the campaign with an impressive 30-20, 30-20, 30-26 sweep of No. 10 Ohio State on the first night of the Outriggers Hotel Invitational. UH meets No. 5 Penn State tonight and closes out the round-robin tournament by facing top-ranked USC on Saturday.