St. John’s golf: Keegan Bradley holding steady in Houston Open

Former St. John’s golf standout Keegan Bradley is holding steady after his opening round at the Houston Open.

The final preparations for The Masters are underway as the PGA Tour stops in Houston, Texas for the Vivint Houston Open.

St. John’s golf standout and Red Storm Hall of Famer Keegan Bradley is looking to take a positive momentum with him into Augusta, Georgia and following his opening 18 holes, he sits no better or no worse than what he started at with an even-par round.

Bradley started his round on the wrong foot with a bogey on hole No. 2 but quickly responded with a birdie at No. 3.

Another bogey at No. 5 sent the former Johnnie to the turn at one-over par, 36, but a second birdie of the round at No. 10 brought Bradley back to even-par for the afternoon.

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Keegan Bradley remained even for the round until he got to No. 14 where he carded another bogey but responded with birdies on No. 16 and No. 17 to get to under par for the first time on the day but that one shot was given back with a bogey on No. 18 to end his back nine with a one-under, 34.

Bradley ended his day with an even-par, 70, and currently sits T-29 with fifteen other players on the leaderboard as Brandt Snedeker leads the event at five-under par

The Houston Open was unable to complete its entire first round due to darkness as the handful of players who were still on the course while the day was stopped will finish their opening rounds before the second round begins.

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Keegan Bradley will get his second round started at 8:25am EST on hole No. 10, playing alongside Sungjae Im and Brice Garnett.

Coverage of the Vivint Houston Open can be seen on the GOLF Channel and various streaming services all day long, with television coverage beginning at 1:00pm EST.