Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pettersson's 62 Leads Wyndham; A Member at Sedgefield Country Club, He Shoots Low Round in PGA Tour Event

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pettersson's 62 Leads Wyndham; A Member at Sedgefield Country Club, He Shoots Low Round in PGA Tour Event

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - If any member's bounces went Carl Pettersson's way Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club, well, there's a good reason for that.

"That's right - I am a member," Pettersson said, laughing. "I forgot."

Pettersson shot an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the Wyndham Championship.

David Mathis and Tim Clark were a stroke back, Tom Gillis, Scott Stallings and Troy Matteson shot 64, and Matt Every had a 65 in the final event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.

The top of the leaderboard had a decidedly local flavor. Pettersson went to high school in Greensboro and lives in Raleigh, and both he and Clark played at North Carolina State. Mathis grew up in Winston-Salem, played collegiately at Campbell and lives north of Raleigh in the town of Wake Forest.

Pettersson, a Swede who became an American citizen during the offseason, had the best first round of his PGA Tour career and his best round at this event since 2008, when he set the tournament record with a second-round 61 and went on to win in his adopted hometown. …

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