St. Louis – Iowa PGA Member Sean McCarty made his PGA Championship debut today at the 100th PGA Championship. McCarty finished the first round T120 with a 4-over-par 74.
McCarty started his round on the back nine, bogeying his first two holes (10 and 11). He bounced back with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 to get back to even par, but would bogey the par-4 15th hole to drop back to 1-over-par. McCarty finished his front nine with three straight pars, making the turn at 1-over-par 36.
McCarty added to his par total with back-to-back pars on Nos. 1-2, giving him five pars in-a-row. The Solon, Iowa native recorded a double-bogey on the par-3 third hole and bogeyed the fifth hole. McCarty birdied the par-4 seventh hole before bogeying his final hole of the round to finish at 4-over-par (74) for the day.
There are 20 PGA Professionals playing in the 100th PGA Championship this week. McCarty is currently T5 on the PGA Professional only leaderboard.
McCarty’s second round begins tomorrow at 12:31 p.m. The Iowa PGA will continue to provide updates on his round on its iowapga.com website and social media pages.