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Tway moves into early Hawaii lead

4th January 2019, 08:43 by James Mason

Kevin Tway was happy with his performance on day one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions as he opened up an early one-shot lead.

World number 89 Tway, who was unsure whether he would be taking part after skipping the pro-am due to illness, handled the windy conditions at the Plantation Course superbly as he staked an early claim for the PGA Tour title.

The American made seven birdies in a bogey-free display to move onto -7 for the tournament, building an early one-shot lead from Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.

Speaking about his performance, Tway was happy to have started so positively and he revealed the blustery conditions are something he is used too.

"I hit the ball well, kept the ball in play, made a few putts, controlled my ball in the wind," he was quoted as saying by pgatour.com. "It's windy where I'm from in Oklahoma so it's kind of like I was at home.

"Each shot's difficult so you're just focused on the trajectory and where I need to land it and where I need to miss it."

Australian Marc Leishman is in sole possession of fifth on -5 after signing for a round of 68, whilst Rory McIlroy is a further stroke back on -4 alongside Jason Day, Andrew Putnam, Andrew Landry, Patton Kizzire and Bryson DeChambeau.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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