Davis has played 16 PGA Tour events to date in 2019, missing the cut in nine of those starts and recording a best of 16th in Puerto Rico.
The former World Amateur Champion (2016) began his round with an eagle today when his second finished 10 feet from the hole at the par 5 2nd and finished with three consecutive birdies late in his round to be well placed ahead of a morning round on day two.
Currently 167th on the FedEx Cup standings Davis has a lot of work to do in the next six weeks or so if he is to safely retain the status he gained via the Web.Com Tour finals in 2018 but this was encouraging for the 23-year-old.
Former winner of the event and yet another former Australian Open champion, John Senden, opened with a round of 67, while Monday qualifier, Stephen Allan, also began well with a round of 69.
The tournament is led by Mexico’s Roberto Diaz whose round of 62 has him two ahead of Russell Henley and Adam Long.
Last week’s winner, Matthew Wolf, produced a homeward nine of 31 to finish with 67 and is right back in contention four days after his breakthrough victory.
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