WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WV (WAVE) - Justin Thomas fits right in on the PGA tour.
The 19-year-old, who just completed his freshman year at the University of Alabama, fired an opening round 3 under par 67 at the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday.
Thomas is tied for 16th, ahead of fellow Kentuckians Kenny Perry (E) and Steve Flesch (E), and big names like Tiger Woods (+1) and Phil Mickelson (+1).
Vijay SIngh leads the tournament after an opening round 63 (-7). Campbellsville's J.B. Holmes is tied for 5th, two shots back, after a opening with a 65 (-5).
Thomas, who got into the tournament with sponsors exemption, after winning the Haskins Award, as the top college golfer in the nation, is playing in his second PGA tour event. He made the cut in 2009 at the Wyndham Championship. At the time he was 16, and the third youngest player to make the cut in a PGA tour event.
Thomas graduated from St. Xavier High School and was named the SEC Player of the Year as a freshman at Alabama. His dad, Mike, the head professional at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, is his caddie this week.
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