WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman has made an impressive start to proceedings at the first full-field PGA Tour event of the year - the Sony Open in Hawaii.
The 36-year-old fired a two-under round of 68 at Oahu's Waialae Country Club on Friday morning to sit in contention heading into this morning's second round.
Leishman is tied for sixth place with 10 other competitors including Brendon Todd, who sits second in the FedExCup rankings, at three shots behind American leaderCollin Morikawa.
His opening round included four birdies and two bogeys.
The father-of-three was proud of his round after battling swirling winds that hampered most of the field.
"That was pretty brutal," Leishman told reporters. "It was as good as I've played for a while, and really, really happy with 2 under."
Leishman is no stranger to success in Hawaii, with four top-20 finishes at the American island state since 2013. That includes a equal-third place result last year.
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