In his first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Satoshi Kodaira hit 13 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens in normal mode, finishing 5 points behind the tournament. Kodaira ended his round in a draw, finishing 5th 5th behind, with Kevin Kisner, JJ Spawn, Tom Lewis and Jason Day; Davis Thompson and Brandon Hagee tied for U7; and Seamus Power and Matthew Wolf share third place from 6 to 6 points.
On the 10th par-4, Kodaira’s 151 yards to 6 feet approach prepared him for the birdie on the hole. This moved Kodaira 1 down in the round.
After driving to the left side of the fairway on the 13th par-4 hole of 393 yards, Kodaira hit the 135 yards approach, attuned to the bird. This moved Kodaira 2 down in the round.
On a 577-yard par-5, the 17th Kodaira hit the green in 5th and one shot for the bogey, leaving Kodaira 2 lower in the round.
First on par 4, Kodaira’s 117 yards to 2 feet approach set him up for a bird on the hole. This moved Kodaira 3 lower in the round.
On the second hole, 453 yards par-4, Kodaira made it to the green in 2 and hit a 16-foot putt for a birdie. This moved Kodaira 4 lower in the round.
At 167 yard fifth par-3, Kodaira struck 165 yards from the tee on the grass in preparation for a 16-foot birdie strike. This moved Kodaira 5 lower in the round.
Kodaira got a scarecrow on a 372-yard eighth par-4, going to the greens in 3 and 2 putings, moving Kodaira 4 less per round.
At 207 yard ninth par-3, Kodaira threw a tee shot 189 yards into the grass, preparing for a 12-foot bird strike. This moved Kodaira 5 lower in the round.