Wes Roach just shot 30 on his front nine -- and it could have been a lot better

October 16, 2014

It's tough to feel bad about shooting 30 for nine holes, especially in a PGA Tour round. But most 30s don't include a double bogey.

Wes Roach pulled off the feat during the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Thursday. Playing the back nine at TPC Summerlin first, Roach birdied eight (!) of his first nine holes to make the turn in six under.

Here's a look at his beautiful scorecard, minus that ugly orange blob on the 12th hole:


A pushed drive into the right rough set up the double bogey, but Roach rattled off six straight birdies after that before making the turn with a share of the lead. Holy bounce back stat!

Roach, 25, finished 153rd on the FedEx Cup points list last season in his rookie campaign and is in the Shriners field after Monday qualifying. He's headed back to the Tour for this upcoming season. Of course, a few more 30s could change that.