Duke golf: Kevin Streelman tied for lead at The Northern Trust

Former Duke golf standout Kevin Streelman is tied for the lead following his first round at The Northern Trust.

After a one week hiatus from the PGA Tour after the first Major Championship of the year, former Blue Devil Kevin Streelman is back on the course at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.

It’s the first Fed-Ex Cup Playoff event of the season, in which the Top-125 players in the Fed-Ex Cup Standings were invited to the highly anticipated event, and only the Top-70 players will advance to next week’s BMW Championship.

The week following that event, the Top-30 players will play in the Tour Championship, which will take place at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

However, work is still do be done by Kevin Streelman before he can think about future weeks after a stellar 18 holes.

At seven-under, Streelman dominated the golf course on Thursday afternoon, but he is tied atop the leaderboard with Harry English, Cameron Davis, and Russell Henley.

Kevin Streelman started his round on the back nine and comfortably started out with three straight pars on No. 10, No. 11, and No. 12 before carding his first birdie of the day at No. 13, which was followed by a birdie at No. 14.

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The Par-5 15th hole was the hole of the day for Streelman as he posted his lone eagle of the round as his first nine holes were finished with three straight pars.

As the former Duke golf star made the turn to the back nine, starting with No. 1, birdies were sunk at the first two holes to move him to six-under heading to No. 3.

Back-to-back pars at No. 3 and No. 4 kept Streelman lurking near the top of the leaderboard, but the only bogey on Streelman’s scorecard came at No. 5 to drop him to five-under. He would steady at No. 6, though, with a par before rattling off two more birdies at No. 7 and No. 8.

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On his final hole of the day, Kevin Streelman had a chance to take the outright lead at eight-under, but he just missed a birdie putt and tapped in for par and a final round score of 64.

It will be an early start for Round Two for Kevin Streelman as the Duke golf alum will tee off at 8:26am EST alongside Tony Finau and Scottie Scheffler.

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