Former Hokie Scott Vincent shoots 2-over 73 in first round of Olympic golf tournament

Japan 2020

Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the men’s golf event at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt York)

KAWAGOE, Japan (WFXR/AP) — Former Virginia Tech golfer Scott Vincent is tied for 52nd after the first round of the Olympic golf tournament at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan.

Despite three birdies on the front nine, Vincent bogeyed five holes to finish the round with 73 strokes, two over par.

Sepp Straka of Austria has the lead after the first round of the Olympic men’s golf competition, tying an Olympic record with his 63. He leads by one shot over Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan was feeling the most pressure. Matsuyama had a 69, not a great score on a day like this. With soft conditions and a storm delay, only 13 players in the 60-man field failed to break par.

Patrick Reed shot 68 just 24 hours after he arrived as an alternate.

Vincent will tee off in the second round on Friday at 9:03 a.m. (8:03 p.m. Eastern).

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