Kentucky player earns spot in field


PACIFIC PALISADES, California — To say Lukas Euler’s golf career is trending in the right direction might be an understatement. In his second try at the Genesis Open’s Collegiate Showcase’s exemption, the Kentucky junior posted a 67 at Riviera Country Club to earn his first PGA Tour start.

Oklahoma State’s Hayden Wood was the only other player to break par (70).

A native of Dieberg, Germany, Euler made four birdies and an eagle to secure the spot after failing last year. Besides his Dutch Amateur win last summer and an appearance in the European Tour’s KLM Open, it was a January practice round at Grayhawk’s Raptor course that might have been a harbinger of things to come.

Euler made two holes-in-one on the front nine with a 6 and 7 iron. The odds of two aces in one round have been estimated at around 67 million-to-1, but two in nine holes? Euler looked it up but could not find a number,…



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