DeLaet Leads Sony Open
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HONOLULU – Former Boise State University men’s golfer Graham DeLaet (2001-06) is leading the PGA Tour’s Sony Open after the opening round, Thursday.

DeLaet, who missed a majority of last season after back surgery, fired a 7-under-par 63 and leads the event by two strokes over Carl Pettersen, K.J. Choi and Kyle Reifers. He recorded an eagle, six birdies, 10 pars and a bogey to open the tournament.

Birdies on the final two holes gave him the outright lead heading into Friday’s second round, marking the first time in his PGA Tour career that he has led a tournament after any round.

DeLaet is scheduled to start off the No. 10 tee Friday, and will begin his second round at 3:50 p.m. (MT).

His 10 career tournament victories while at Boise State are the most in school history, and his 26 career top-10 finishes and 37 career top 25s are also the most by a Bronco.

DeLaet was a three-time all-conference selection, earning 2006 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.

The following stories were published after the opening round:

Fortune on DeLaet’s side early in comeback bid; Mike McAllister
Daily Wrap-up: Round 1, Sony Open in Hawaii; Associated Press
PGA Tour Today (Video)
DeLaet Off to Fast Start at Sony Open (Video)

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