Davis is in con­tention af­ter a 64

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FORE! -

ENG­LAND’S Brian Davis found him­self up with the lead­ers at the Green­brier Clas­sic in Sul­phur Springs, West Vir­ginia with a be­stof-the-day six-un­der-par 64.

The Lon­doner was one over par af­ter a first round that in­cluded a dou­ble bo­gey at the par-four 16th but he bounced back in style, card­ing seven birdies against one bo­gey to sit joint fourth on five un­der, two shots be­hind lead­ers Bren­don de Jonge and Webb Simp­son.

Davis has not yet won on the PGA Tour, though he came ag­o­nis­ingly close in last year’s Her­itage Clas­sic when he called a twostroke penalty on him­self on the first hole of a play­off, hand­ing the ti­tle to Jim Furyk.

If he is to go one bet­ter here he will have to over­haul De Jonge and Simp­son as well as overnight leader Trevor Im­mel­man.

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