The Albertsons Boise Open in Boise Idaho has eight Australians battling to position themselves for one of the 25 2018 PGA Tour cards via the four event Final series.
Drewitt is chasing a return to the PGA Tour in 2018 following his rookie season this year while Hend is back in the US after his near miss in Switzerland last week where he lost a playoff at the Omega European Masters.
Cameron Percy opened with a round of a round of 69 but such is the low scoring nature of the Hillcrest Country Club that he is in a share of 53rd position after day one.
Curtis Luck was round in 1 under par 70 but that would be only good enough for a share of 79th position and with the cut appearing as if it will be around 2 or 3 under he has plenty of work left to do if he wants to make progress on his solid opening start to the Final series two weeks ago.
Jamie Arnold is also in 79th position while Matt Jones and Rhein Gibson are 94th and Stuart Appleby 121st.
New Zealander Steve Alker has put himself in contention for a return to the PGA Tour with an opening round of 65 to share 5th position after day one.
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