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McGladrey Classic 2012Danny Lee of New Zealand did well at the first round of the McGladrey Classic held in Sea Island, Georgia. The event was a very important competition for Lee who is working hard to keep his PGA Tour card.

Lee, who shot three birdies and an eagle in five holes, scored a five under par 65 closing the round with a tie at the sixth place and three shots lagging from the leading Americans, Bud Cauley and Marco Dawson. He shot another birdie at the 11th hole which placed him in the lead but failed to make a good shot on the par four-16th landing him at 65.

Dawson led the initial round of competition early on by shooting nine birdies and one bogey. Cauley, on the other hand, shot six birdies out of his last nine holes which allowed him to catch up with Dawson and eventually, share the lead. Cauley turned professional before the 2011 US Open.

Cauley was glad with his bogey-free performance in the competition. “Really no complaints today. I’ve been struggling with my driving a little bit lately but I’ve been working hard on that and was able to drive it really well today. And then I took advantage of that with some great iron shots and made most of the putts, so all in all it was a really good day,” he shared.

Cauley earned his PGA Tour card without undergoing a qualifying school. This was also done by the prominent golfers Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. “Obviously I’ve thought about winning every tournament I’ve teed up in this year. It’s been a long year and although I’ve played a lot this year, I haven’t won. This is probably going to be it. This is probably my last tournament (this season),” he said with full of optimism.

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