LA QUINTA, Calif. – Patrick Cantlay stepped on the pedal early, threatened to shoot in the 50s, and settled for shooting 10-under par 62 at La Quinta Country Club.
K.H. Lee shot the lowest round at the Stadium Course, a 64, and was tied for third with rookie Cameron Young, who posted his 64 at La Quinta.
Hodges, 26, did two better than Young, his fellow Korn Ferry Tour grad, carding eight birdies and an eagle at the par-5 fifth en route to his lowest round of his career on Tour. After a missed cut last week, he said tried to enjoy the walk and that was the key to his success.
“I knew that my game was there to play really well, so just got to try to change a little bit of my attitude,” he said. “I think that was a big help.”
Lee Hodges is from Huntsville, Alabama and played junior golf with the Alabama Junior Golf Association.