ZOZO PGA Championship: It will be tough for Mackenzie Hughes

ZOZO PGA Championship: It will be tough for Mackenzie Hughes

UPDATE DAY

Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes will have to work hard if he wants to claim a second title this month, as he is six strokes behind leader Brendan Steele after the first round of the ZOZO Championship. PGA Tour played Thursday in Chiba, Japan.

Winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship in early October, Hughes played par 70 and is tied for 29th with many competitors. For his part, Steele returned a card of 64 (-6) thanks to seven birdies, including four consecutive between the 15th and 18th holes. He has a one-shot priority over Adam Schenk. American Keegan Bradley (66) is part of a trio occupying the third rung. His compatriot Rickie Fowler (67) is among the sixth-place finishers.

Two other Maple Leaf players are in action at this event, Corey Conners (73) and Adam Svensson (74) . They are respectively in the 61st and 66th ranks. In addition, the defending champion, Hideki Matsuyama, was satisfied with a record of 71 (+1). The local favorite is tied for 41st position.

The tournament ends on Sunday.