Jay Choi exploded out of the block’s with 4 birdie’s in his first four holes to score a first round 66 in the Mizuno Open on the Japan PGA Tour (JGTO). Jay’s 4 birdie’s on 10 through 13 were followed with bogie’s on 15 and 17 and another birdie on 18 to give him a 33 in his front nine. His back nine (front side) consisted of 3 birdie’s on hole’s 2, 5 and 6 to give him his first round lead score of 66.
Jay’s putter got warm as he had 11 one putt’s for a total of 25. Jay is in his second season on the Japan Golf Tour Organization. He got off to a slow start but came alive with a tie for 4th in his last event. Jay has another incentive to play well at this event. If he does he will earn a spot in next month’s British Open at Royal St. George, Sandwich, England. Jay played in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, but missed the cut. He is eager to play in another major.
You can follow Jay on live scoring at www.jgto.org.