An bogey-free, eight-under 63 will often leave you at the top of a leaderboard, but things change quickly when there’s a 59 on the board as there was in the opening round of the Web.com Tour Championship Thursday in Atlantic Beach, Fla.
A year after the passing of his grandfather Arnold Palmer, Sam Saunders recorded the 59 to take a three-shot lead into the concluding event of the Web.com Tour Finals.
Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., is four back in a tie for fourth after his 63.
Silverman has already earned graduation to the PGA Tour next season by finishing in the top 25 on the regular season money list and is seeking to improve his status.
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Projected standings for the top 25 from the Web.com Tour Finals who will move on to the PGA Tour next season are here.