GRILLO, FITZPATRICK TIED FOR LEAD AT BAY HILL
orlando, fla.» Emiliano Grillo made it through the cold start at Bay Hill for a 5-under-par 67 on Thursday and wound up tied for the lead with Matt Fitzpatrick in the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host.
Grillo overcame a rough start with seven birdies and was three shots better than anyone else from the morning side of the draw, which proved to be the tougher. Fitzpatrick played bogey-free in warmer afternoon temperatures on a Bay Hill course in the best shape it has been in years.
Sam Saunders, Palmer’s grandson, reached 2-under par until making a pair of 6s over the last three holes going for the green over