Oct. 24, 2012
PENSACOLA, Fla. - NC State junior Albin Choi fired a 1-over 71 on Tuesday at the opening round of PGA TOUR Q School at Pensacola Country Club.
Choi is tied for 51st with three rounds remaining this week in the first stage of qualifying for the tour.
Starting on the back, Choi recorded par on all nine holes to make the turn at even. He bogeyed No. 1, but got that shot back with a birdie at the par-3 fourth hole.
However, that was the only birdie he carded all day. A bogey at nine left him at 71.
One of Choi's playing partners is Hank Kim, a Wolfpack alum that won the 1995 ACC Championship.
Kim, from Jonesboro, Ga., leads the field of 75 after an impressive 7-under 63. He opened with an eagle 2 at the par-4 10th and was off and running with a 4-under 31 at the turn.
He made four of his seven birdies on on the front and came in at 3-under 32. He played the par-4s to a tune of -5 on the day, which tied for the best performance of the day.
Kim's seven birdies were the third most on the day, while Choi's 15 pars was second in the field on Tuesday.
Choi and Kim will tee off from No. 1 on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m.