Cameron Tringale had a stellar first round of golf at The Barclays Thursday finishing the day shooting a 5-under par 66, which is one shot in back of the leader Bo Van Pelt (-6).
On the front nine Tringale was bogey free and hit two birdies on the 4th and 7th holes.
On the back nine, Tringale shot 3-under hitting a birdie on the 10th hole and four birdies overall including a solid shot on the 18th hole.
He bogeyed the par-3 15th, and did not let it bother him finishing par, birdie, birdie on holes 16 through 18 before heading to the clubhouse.
If you let Vegas tell it he really was not supposed to be in contention at all through Day 1, but that is the beauty of golf.
Tringale played with confidence after he hit a few good tee shots and a few good putts. He was interviewed after his stellar First Round and this is what he said in the video care of pgatour.com:
Tringale came into this event 61st in the Fed Ex Cup Point Standings and the 114th ranked golfer in the world. The odds on him winning this event are 250-1.
He still has a lot more golf to play but for now he is in a very solid position.
As for the other Yellow Jacket alums participating in the field, Matt Kuchar is not far off the pace sitting at 3-under through Round 1.
The front nine was rough for Kuchar who only hit one birdies on the 4th hole and bogeyed the 1st and 8th holes.
Kuchar was on fire on the back nine hitting five birdies. His only hiccup was on the par-4 12th where he bogeyed the hole.
Stewart Cink is four shots off the pace at 2-under. Cink also had a rough time on the front nine bogeying holes five, six and seven.
On the back nine however, Cink caught fire knocking down birdies on 16,17, and 18.
Chesson Hadley and Bryce Molder both struggled in their rounds shooting 3-over on Day 1.
Tringale, Kuchar and Cink are in the thick of things so far at The Barclays and will look to move up the leaderboard Friday at Ridgewood Golf Club in Paramus, N.J.