2015 RSM Classic Round 1 leaderboard, annotated

2015 RSM Classic Round 1 leaderboard, annotated

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2015 RSM Classic
Round 1
Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation Courses)
St. Simons Island, Ga.


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Field: 156 players, 78 on each course for the first two days; weekend field all on Seaside Course

Purse: $5.7 million ($1.026 million to the winner)

7 under par

1. Kevin Kisner (65, Plantation Course)

Key shot: Eagle 3 on the par-5 eighth, Kisner's penultimate hole of the day

6 under par

T-2. David Hearn (64, Seaside Course)

Key stretch: Four birdies in the first six holes of the round

T-2. Jeff Overton (64, Seaside Course)

Fun fact: Made putts of doubling length (5 feet, 10 feet, 20 feet) for three birdies in a row on holes 14-16

T-2. Jim Herman (66, Plantation Course)

Great run: Herman came home in 6-under 30, including an eagle 3 at the par-5 finisher

T-2. Tom Hoge (64, Seaside Course)

Clean card: Hoge went bogey-free for his lowest round since an opening 62 at the Wyndham Champ. in August

T-2. Kyle Stanley (66, Plantation Course)

Stanley had a little bit of everything on the card: 8 pars, 6 birdies, 2 bogeys and an eagle

T-2. Kevin Chappell (66, Plantation Course)

Chappell was even more egalitarian, making 8 pars and 8 birdies against 2 bogeys

T-2. Scott Stallings (66, Plantation Course)

Stallings had the longest birdie streak among the leaders, with four in a row before two closing pars

T-2. Si Woo Kim (66, Plantation Course)

Kim birdied half of his final 12 holes, overcoming a bland even-par start through 6 holes

13 players tied for 10th at 5 under par

Stat Pack

  • Toughest holes:
    • Plantation Course -- 9th, par 4, 0.141 shots over par, 4 birdies
    • Seaside Course -- 4th, par 4, 0.182 shots over par, 6 birdies
  • Scoring averages:
    • Plantation Course -- 69.756 (-2.244)
    • Seaside Course -- 68.597 (-1.403)
  • The final three holes of the Seaside Course all played over par on Thursday
  • The first-round leader has never won The RSM Classic

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