The 2019-20 PGA Tour season has begun and a young pro is already off to a good start.
Robby Shelton is leading the field at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the first event of the new year, after carding 8-under 62.
Shelton, who turned pro in 2016, finished with five birdies on his back nine after a bogey at the turn disrupted his hot start.
He has spent time on multiple golf circuits, including the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and the Korn Ferry Tour.
Shelton now has carded a 62 or lower on all three after Thursday's first round. But he has a charging field behind him that includes the reigning Greenbrier champion, Kevin Na.
Na was in peak form to start the week but a bogey on his front nine kept him in a five-way tie for second place (6 under).
There's a sizable tie for seventh place (5 under) with 10 golfers looking to play into the weekend, and even more just one stroke behind in 17th place (4 under).
Sungjae Im is included in the 15-way tie. Im, who was named Rookie of the Year last season, reached an impressive milestone after recording a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th hole.
Im is the first player on Tour to have two or more aces before the age of 22 since Tiger Woods.
Bubba Watson (1-under 69), Branden Grace (even-par 70), J.B. Holmes (1-over 71) are also playing this weekend but well behind the leaders.