Three Things for Wednesday at the Haas Family Invitational


By Chris Richards, AJGA Communications

Wednesday is the second round of the Haas Family Invitational at Sedgefield Country Club's Donald Ross Course in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here are Three Things to know.

Strong Finish

The Donald Ross design showed its teeth on the back nine Tuesday, as six of the seven hardest holes on the course were found after the turn. The 485-yard, par-4 11th was the hardest (4.61 scoring average), as only six birdies were made compared to 27 bogeys, 7 bogeys, and 5 others.

Last One Standing

After 18 holes, one player has yet to make a bogey. Kyle Cox started on No. 10 and turned in a blemish-free 68 on Tuesday, opening with 10 straight pars before making birdie on Nos. 2 and 5. He is one of three players tied for third, one stroke behind the leaders Andrew Kozan and Kaito Onishi.

The Eagles Have Landed

Fifteen eagles were made in the first round: six on the par-5 5th, seven on the par-5 15th, and two on the par-4 6th. Joshua McCarthy holed an 8-iron from 158 yards on No. 6, while Ben Smith also holed his approach shot on the 423-yard par 4.