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Golf: Birdie spree puts Canada’s Adam Hadwin in lead at Valspar Championship according to : The Salt Lake Tribune

as declared in Golf » Canadian takes one-shot edge into weekend.
Palm Harbor, Fla. • Adam Hadwin knows all about going low on the PGA Tour.
Hadwin, who shot a 59 at the CareerBuilder Challenge two months ago, ran off five straight birdies to start the back nine Friday at the Valspar Championship and posted a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend.
Still to be determined is whether that translates into a victory.
Even playing in the afternoon in a strong breeze and crustier putting surfaces, the Canadian one-putted every hole on the back nine until he had no choice but to lag a 20-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole to make sure it didn’t race all the way off the green and into the fairway.

Golf: Birdie spree puts Canada's Adam Hadwin in lead at Valspar Championship

as mentioned in “I hit some more quality golf shots today, gave myself a ton of looks out there and the putter stayed hot,” Hadwin, who needed just 25 putts, told Golf Channel.
“I didn’t hit the ball as close as I did yesterday,” said Herman, who opened with 11 straight pars.
The Swede reached only 11 of 18 greens in regulation as he posted a 71 to stand tied for fourth.
Lurking three strokes off the pace was British Open winner Henrik Stenson, a late starter who struggled with the swirling breezes after opening with a 64.
Among those going home were double Masters winner Bubba Watson (71-144), former world number one Luke Donald (73-144) and three-time winner this season Justin Thomas (74-145).

Canadian Adam Hadwin takes lead at Valspar Championship

as mentioned in PALM HARBOR — Adam Hadwin was just another player in the Valspar Championship field when he reached the 10th hole Friday afternoon.
Hadwin led first-round leader Jim Herman (71) by one.
“That’s just the way it is in golf,” Herman said.
“It was just a lot of good, quality golf shots,” Hadwin said.
His 64 was the low round of the day, and it came in the afternoon, when scores are generally higher.

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