ARNIE’S GRANDKID POSTS 59

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Sam Saun­ders, Arnold Palmer’s grand­son, shot 12-un­der-par 59 on his home course Thurs­day in the first round of the Web.com Tour Cham­pi­onship. Saun­ders closed with six birdies at At­lantic Beach (Fla.) Coun­try Club — the Jack­sonville-area club where he has a mem­ber­ship — for the sev­enth sub-60 round in Web.com Tour his­tory. Stephan Jaeger set the Tour record of 58 last year in the El­lie Mae Clas­sic at TPC Stone­brae in Hay­ward, Calif. Saun­ders, 30, had 13 birdies and a bo­gey as he tries to re­gain his PGA Tour card in the four-event Web.com Tour Fi­nals af­ter fin­ish- ing 129th in the FedExCup stand­ings. He en­tered the week 24th in the race for 25 PGA Tour cards with $27,900 in the first three events. He tied for 11th in the Na­tion­wide Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Cham­pi­onship, tied for 40th in the Al­bert­sons Boise Open and missed the cut in the DAP Cham­pi­onship.

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