Trent buries nerves in stylish debut

Posted by on October 04, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Jack Trent clearly feels at home at TPC Summerlin.

You could have apologized to Jack Trent if it went wrong today with his PGA Tour debut.

But the young Queenslander is clearly made of much stricter things.

Trent, 20, played a lot on the TPC Summerlin course when his family moved from the Sunshine Coast to Nevada five years ago, today the 10th – his first hole – bogey when he ran among his idols at the Shriners Open.

But instead of getting confused, the sober UNLV junior made calm birds on four of his next six holes.

He made another three out of the first nine, interspersed with two bogeys, to sign a fine four-under-par 67 to share 20 with colleague Aussies Aaron Baddeley and former Shriners champion Rod Pampling, four in the lead of the Canadian world cup star Nick Taylor.

Trent is only one blow behind some of the game's biggest stars, including Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau and his idol Adam Scott, with whom he shared a practice round earlier this week.

"First tee nerves have me," Trent admitted, who qualified by winning a collegiate event in Nevada six months ago.

"But I bounced back with a little bird and then really started to settle."

Of the other Aussies in the field, Matt Jones mapped a 68, Cam Smith a 67 and the in-form Cam Percy a 72.

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