Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louisan Langley Has Huge PGA Tour Debut

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louisan Langley Has Huge PGA Tour Debut

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HONOLULU St. Louisan Scott Langley made a debut on the PGA Tour he wont soon forget.

Langley thrived on a penetrating ball flight and a pure putting stroke Thursday for an 8-under 62, giving him a one-shot lead over fellow rookie Russell Henley in the first round of the Sony Open. They played in the same group and put on quite a show at Waialae Country Club.

Langley, a former NCAA champion from Illinois who went to Parkway South High, played bogey-free in a steady wind nowhere near the gusts of Kapalua last week and made a couple of long putts.

He holed from 55 feet across the green for an eagle on the par-5 ninth, then took the outright lead on the 16th when a fairway bunker shot landed on the front part of the green before he rapped in a 30- footer for birdie.

His final birdie came on the 18th with a tough flop shot over a bunker that settled about 6 feet away. …

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