GGGA student Jason Roets is down in Puerto Rico this week, soaking up the life of a PGA Tour player, off his exemption for winning the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open in January.
Roets, 18, of Johannesburg, South Africa, will be blogging about his experience at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open throughout the week.
The course will be set up very similarly to how it was for the site of his second AJGA win when he finished at 1-over-par 217 (72-70-75).
Come here to find photos and updates on his progress as well as links to his blogs on Golfweek.com.
Second round update
1:10 p.m. – Jason tees off No. 10 to start the round
1:45 p.m. – Off to a great start so far today. Jason has settled in nicely with 5 straight pars and is even through 14.
2:04 p.m. – Make that 7 straight pars to start the day. Jason is even through seven holes and is teeing off No. 17 now.
2:40 p.m. – Through 9, Jason is 1-over. After a bogey on the par-4 17th, Roets rebounded for another par on No. 18.
3:13 p.m. – Big birdie for Jason at No. 2 to get back to even on the day. Still four back of making the projected cut.
3:25 p.m. – Back-to-back birdies for Roets as he birdies No. 3 to go to 1-under on the day.
5:05 p.m. – Roets birdies the last for the second straight day to shoot 1-under after a bogey at No. 6. Roets finishes at 3-over overall, four back of the cut, but ahead of 24 pros, including Tour winners Woody Austin, Daniel Chopra, Robert Gamez and 2010 Puerto Rico Open Champ Derek Lamely.
First round update
9:18 a.m. – Through six holes, Roets is 2-over and even carded a birdie on the short but tricky par-4 third. Three holes later Roets parred No. 6 to stay at 2-over.
10:26 a.m. – Roets just picked up another birdie, this time at the par-4 10th. After a tough stretch with bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9, Roets is back to 3-over.
11:27 a.m. – Roets picked up his third birdie of the day on No. 13 but followed with an unfortunate double-bogey on No. 14 and is 4-over thru 14.
12:25 p.m. – A huge birdie on the par-5 18th gets Roets back to 4-over as he cards a 76 in his PGA Tour debut.
Jason’s Golfweek blogs
Golfweek: Four Birdies Highlight PGA Tour Debut
Golfweek: Time to Shine
Golfweek: Reflecting on Puerto Rico win