Joaquin Niemann finishes with eagle and shares the lead at Sony Open – ESPN

HONOLULU– Joaquin Niemann had no remorses about the 18th hole at the Sony Open.Four days after a set of pars on the final hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak and Peter Malnati. “Spent a few days believing about that last hole, however taking all the positives from the week and pull it out for this week. Niemanns only bogey was when he fell asleep on a 25-foot birdie putt above the hole at No. 12, ran it 10 feet by the hole and three-putted.

HONOLULU– Joaquin Niemann had no remorses about the 18th hole at the Sony Open.Four days after a pair of pars on the last hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak and Peter Malnati. “Spent a few days thinking about that last hole, but taking all the positives from the week and pull it out for this week. Niemanns only bogey was when he fell asleep on a 25-foot birdie putt above the hole at No. 12, ran it 10 feet by the hole and three-putted. He had a 25-foot eagle putt for 61 on his closing hole that narrowly missed.Malnati was the only one at 62 who played in the morning, though conditions were similar for much of the day.The group at 64 consisted of Daniel Berger, among the 31 players in the Sentry Tournament of Champion last week on Maui, and Jim Herman, who should have been there.Herman made it to Hawaii a week later than he had actually hoped and was better than ever.” English, hopeful of being just the third gamer to sweep the Hawaii swing, had 3 bogeys in a four-hole stretch on his second nine and had to birdie 2 of the last 3 holes for an even-par 70.

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