Joel Damen: Round 1 of the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Competition



Joel Damen scored 15 of 18 greens in his first round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, finishing 2 fewer in the tournament. Dahmen ended his round with a draw in 30th, 2 places back; Davis Thompson and Brandon Hagee tied for U7; Seamus Power, Tom Lewis and Matthew Wolf share 6 points less in third; and Hank Lebioda, JJ Spawn, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Kisner and Jason Day tied for 6th place due to 5 under.

On a 489-yard 12th par-4 hole, Damen entered the green behind hole 2 and threw a 25-foot putt for the birdie. This moved Dakhmen 1 less per round.

At 393 yards, 13th par-4, Dahmen had a scarecrow after hitting the green at three and two points, which brought Dahmen to a leveling round.

At 160 yard par 3, 15, Damen fired a 147-yard shot into the grass, preparing for a 6-foot bird strike. This moved Dakhmen 1 less per round.

Driving down the left side of the fairway on 18th hole, 455 yards par-4, Damen completed the approach 187 yards with a bird in mind. This moved Dakhmen 2 less per round.


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