Branden Grace leads the Valero Texas Open after the first round at TPC San Antonio, in Texas.
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Branden opened his Valero Texas Open account with a first round -6 under par 66, to sit on top of the leaderboard, and is happy with his recent improvement;
“It started at Augusta, making the cut was big for me and progressed nicely over the weekend.”
“Obviously last week defending is pretty special and you get the positive vibes and the memories.”
“I feel my game is progressing in the right way.”
“Obviously it’s easier coming to places like this. It’s nice to make seven birdies. That’s the one round I was waiting for.”
Sharing second place, at -5 under par following their first rounds of 67 are; John Huh, Stewart Cink, Steven Alker, and Will McKenzie.
Will was playing well with a chewed up ball, until it did not save par for him;
“I was like, we’re going to use this ball all day, all nicked up.”
“The gnarliest ball ever. You know, it just loosed the round up.”
“I was kind of angry, so I put it to rest.”