Triplett Tied for lead at St. Andrews

Kirk Triplett is tied for the lead with Thaworn Wiratchant at 7-under at St. Andrews.   On a great day at The Old Course, there were a total of 56 players under par including some of the biggest names in the Senior Circuit. Paul McGinley and Stephen Ames are just a stroke back while David Toms ,Scott McCarron, and defending Champ Benhard Langer are all sitting at 5-under, just two shots back heading into Friday.

Kirk Triplett was having some fun today which happens when you play well at such a wonderful venue.  But he seems ready for the challenges that are ahead of him.

“This place is really something special,” said Triplett. “This is really unique; when the bounces go your way, it’s really fun. I’m sure at some point this week, we’ll find out if I can handle the bad bounces too.

“I drove it well today. I have a local caddie; I’m really uncertain out here and that’s one of the reasons I wanted a local guy this week. He was very descriptive. He said ‘hit it right at that tower’, or ‘right at that clump of bushes’, and I did that a number of times today.”


Open Championship Legend Tom Watson is 3-under, tied with a bunch including Big John Daly who is trying to summon some of the gracious ghosts from Opens Past.

Other Notables chasing right now include Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and Tom Lehman all at 4-under.

Golf Channel Analysts Gary Koch finished round one at 1-under and Brandel Chamblee finished at 5+over looking to rebound in order to make the cut.

Scores after round one:
65 K Triplett (USA) , T Wiratchant (Tha) ,
66 P McGinley (Irl) , S Ames (Can) ,
67 S McCarron (USA) , B Langer (Ger) , D Toms (USA) ,
68 M Atlevi (Swe) , J Sluman (USA) , K Perry (USA) , T Lehman (USA) , V Singh (Fij) , M Jiménez (Esp) , J Sandelin (Swe) , P Price (Wal) , C Dennis (USA) ,
69 S Verplank (USA) , P Archbold (Aus) , J Inman (USA) , G Marks (Eng) , J Daly (USA) , B Mayfair (USA) , S Tinning (Den) , J Durant (USA) , T Watson (USA) , C Lutz (am) (USA) ,
70 B Andrade (USA) , B Jobe (USA) , T Pernice Jnr (USA) , M Mamat (Sin) , T Thelen (USA) , J Maggert (USA) , P Marksaeng (Tha) , K Sutherland (USA) , P Goydos (USA) , W Austin (USA) , M Molina (Arg) , M Ridley (Eng) , D McKenzie (Aus) , J Parnevik (Swe) ,
71 A Oldcorn (Sco) , S Simpson (USA) , S Parel (USA) , G Orr (Sco) , D Olsen (USA) , C Rocca (Ita) , P Broadhurst (Eng) , M Dawson (USA) , F Couples (USA) , C Montgomerie (Sco) , F Quinn (USA) , P Fowler (Aus) , A Bossert (Sui) , L Roberts (USA) , G Koch (USA) , R Maxfield (am) (Eng) ,
72 P Golding (Eng) , D Frost (RSA) , G Sauers (USA) , B Lane (Eng) , G Wolstenholme (Eng) , P Oakley (USA) , M Goodes (USA) , J Kingston (RSA) , P Wesselingh (Eng) , C Pavin (USA) , R Rafferty (Nir) , S Dodd (Wal) , R Cochran (USA) , M Brooks (USA) ,
73 T Petrovic (USA) , S Luna (Esp) , M Martin (Esp) , J Remesy (Fra) , V Casado (Esp) , L Mize (USA) , S Dunlap (USA) , R Chapman (Eng) , P Lonard (Aus) , S Lyle (Sco) , S Brown (Eng) , J Van De Velde (Fra) , M Brier (Aut) ,
74 T Yoneyama (Jpn) , B Vaughan (USA) , D Waldorf (USA) , J Kelly (USA) , S Flesch (USA) , P Baker (Eng) , B McGovern (Irl) , S McRoy (USA) , M San Filippo (USA) , D Shacklady (Eng) , M Calcavecchia (USA) , P Eales (Eng) ,
75 C Monasterio (Arg) , P Linhart (Esp) , J Cheetham (Eng) , J Pate (USA) , D Smyth (Irl) , B Estes (USA) , J Lomas (Eng) , A Forsbrand (Swe) , C Lu (Tpe) , A Franco (Par) , R Gamez (USA) , G Day (USA) ,
76 P O’Malley (Aus) , W Short Jr (USA) , E Darcy (Irl) , B Ford (USA) , M Harwood (Aus) , S Faldo (Eng) , H Simonsen (Den) , B Faxon (USA) , M Mouland (Wal) , A Rosa (Esp) , D Gilford (Eng) , G Turner (Nzl) , C Williams (RSA) , M Dornell (am) (Swe) ,
77 B Chamblee (USA) , H Irwin (USA) , R Burns (USA) , D Mills (Eng) , M James (Eng) , N Sugai (Jpn) , R Gomez (Arg) , M McNulty (Irl) , R Howison (am) (USA) , G Lacy (am) (Eng) , G Elliott (am) (USA) ,
78 J Rivero (Esp) , D Kestner (USA) , V Fernandez (Arg) , G Brand Jnr (Sco) , M McCoy (am) (USA) ,
79 P Mitchell (Eng) , T Tolles (USA) , B Breen (USA) , B Hughes (am) (Eng) ,
80 S Strüver (Ger) ,
81 T Hamilton (USA) ,
** I Woosnam (Wal)


Author: Jhavelka