“He hit four of the best iron shots I’ve seen on the par-fives,” Loar said. “It was awesome to watch.”
After a bogey at the 12th, he bounced back with birdies on the next two holes and led even after a bogey at 17.
Beljan never realized he was ahead until after the round, his caddie said.
Jones, who fired a 64 for his low round of the year, and Imada must finish higher to crack the season’s top 125.