The first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am kicked off on Feb. 10, but came a cropper due to bad weather, causing a temporary stay of play. Taiwanese professional golfer Pan Cheng-tsung, under the strong winds and downpour, only managed 13 holes, conceding two double-bogeys and one bogey, leaving him a total of five over par at the break.
The players starting early on in the first round were met with stable weather, but the winds and rains started whipping up on the third tournament course, and a temporary break was finally announced.
Starting on Hole no. 10, Pan hit the ball into the fairway bunker on the long hole in the 12th, needing four strokes to return to the green and earning himself a double-bogey with a further 3-putt. In the short hole on the 14th he knocked the ball straight into the long grass, requiring four strokes to find his way back. Back to Hole no. 1, it took three strokes to make the green, giving him another 3-putt.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Paul Cooper)
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