Three golfers from Tarrant County are competing at the Masters. Two found their way on to the first-round leaderboard, including the guy at the top.
Chad Campbell, a Colleyville resident, began today's opening round with five consecutive birdies -- the longest birdie string to begin a round in Masters history -- and posted a 7-under par 65. Campbell reached 9-under through 16-holes, thanks to four consecutive birdies on the back nine, but bogeyed his final two holes.
If he had parred in, he would have matched the course record at Augusta National Golf Club (63).
The other Tarrant County resident on the leaderboard is Todd Hamilton, a Westlake resident who posted a 68. That's two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods, the world's top-ranked golfer and pre-tournament favorite, and most other Masters competitors.
The lone Tarrant County resident who struggled was Fort Worth resident Rory Sabbatini. The 2007 Colonial champ opened with a 1-over 73.
_ Jimmy Burch