Justin Engel, Assistant PGA Professional at Royal Oaks Country Club leads after round one of the 2018 Tradition Championship. Engel fired an opening round of 4-under-par 68 to lead the field heading into tomorrow’s final round.
Two shots behind Engel at 2-under-par 70 sits Rufus Brijalba (The Hills Country Club). Garrett Driver (Wildcat Golf Club), Jeff Litwak (Lochinvar Golf Club), and Greg Hillar (TPC San Antonio) share the third-place spot after shooting 71 (-1).
The Tradition Championship, the fourth Major Tournament of the 2018 schedule, also includes a Senior Division that is comprised of 19 professionals ages 50 and older who are competing for a separate $5,700 purse and are playing from a modified yardage. The Senior Division Champion will take home $1,600. Tim Hobby (The Club at Sonterra) currently sits at the top spot on the Senior Division leaderboard at 1-under par 72.
Riverbend Country Club, a 6,892-yard, par 72 course, is playing host to the Tradition Championship, presented by Cutter & Buck, Devant Sports Towels, Garia, GT Golf Supplies, Rigstar Industrial Telecom, and Yamaha in Sugar Land. The Open Division consist of 57 PGA Professionals from the Southern Texas PGA Section competing for a $16,800 purse. The Champion will take home $3,000.
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