International flair atop the leaderboard at Holston Hills
Argentinian countrymen lead the Visit Knoxville open after firing 7-under par 63.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two-time PGA Tour Latinoamérica winner and Korn Ferry Tour rookie Alejandro Tosti recorded a 7-under 63 to earn the best 18-hole position of his career.
He shares the 18-hole lead with fellow Argentinian Nelson Ledesma.
Ledesma, a two-time Korn Ferry Tour winner making his 89th career start on the tour, holds an 18-hole lead/co-lead for the fourth time in his Tour career.
Making his first Korn Ferry Tour start, sponsor exemption and the University of Tennessee alum Spencer Cross opens in 4-under 66 and stands T6.
Former Vol Spencer Cross is just three shots back at -4 after shooting a 66 Thursday. Former Halls High standout Ryan Hall is off to a great start firing 2-under 68.
Knoxville’s West Roach is still in the hunt at even par while current Vol and All-SEC performer Caleb Surratt heads into round two at 3-over.
Meanwhile, it was a difficult start for Surratt’s UT teammate Jake Hall, who fired an eight-over par seven eight on Thursday.
Four-time Korn Ferry Tour winner Ben Kohles made a hole-in-one at the 149-yard par-3 fourth.
18 players sit within three strokes of the lead after 18 holes
Four players recorded bogey-free rounds Thursday at Holston Hills Country Club.
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