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Seamus Power's promising opening round stalled because of poor light in Vegas

The Waterford man came close to a hole-in-one.

PGA: John Deere Classic - Second Round Seamus Power (file pic). Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

WITH THREE IRISH golfers enjoying solid opening days at the Turkish Airlines Open yesterday, Waterford’s Seamus Power has been flying the flag himself in Las Vegas.

The Waterford man’s round at the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was interrupted due to to poor light, but up until that point he was in promising form.

At the time, he was three-under through 14 holes, shooting a double bogey and five birdies along the way. He also came close to a hole-in-one:

Graeme McDowell meanwhile finished his round one-under par.

South Korea’s Whee Kim is top of the leaderboard and one shot clear after carding a perfect round of 65. The 25-year-old posted six birdies and clocked par on the rest.

“That was really powerful,” he said, quoted on pgatour.com.

“I feel much more comfortable now. I’m trying to keep up that momentum. So still trying to work hard and I’m not going to change any plans for the next three days.

He added: “I think I didn’t do any stupid mistakes all day. I think that was key. The greens were a little slower than what I expected like the last two years but it was still fast and firm.”

USA’s JJ Spaun, Ryan Blaum, John Huh and Alex Cejka share second place, with Jimmy Stranger also there on five-under through 15 holes when play was suspended.

He’s one of 25 players including Power yet to complete the opening round, and are set to do so early on Friday.

You can follow the leaderboard here 

- Additional reporting by OmniSport

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