GOLF ROUNDUP

Langley debuts with 62

The Associated PressJanuary 11, 2013 

— Scott Langley made a rookie debut on the PGA Tour he won’t soon forget.

Russell Henley wasn’t too shabby, either.

Langley thrived on a penetrating ball flight and a pure putting stroke Thursday for an 8-under 62, giving him a one-shot lead over Henley in the first round of the Sony Open. Henley played in the same group as Langley, and they put on quite a show at Waialae Country Club.

Henley made five birdies on the back nine, holing 15-footers with confidence. But the Georgia grad couldn’t keep on the par-5 18th hole when his chip from short of the green came out hot and he had to settle for a two-putt par from 30 feet.

Langley, a former NCAA champion from Illinois, played bogey-free in a steady wind — nowhere near the gusts of Kapalua last week — and made a couple of long putts.

His final birdie came on the 18th with a tough flop shot over a bunker that settled about 6 feet away.

Columbia native Dustin Johnson, trying to become the first player in 10 years to sweep the Hawaii swing after his win last week at windy Kapalua, finished with a pair of bogeys for a 70.

Jaidee leads Volvo by three

At Durban, South Africa, Thongchai Jaidee shot a 7-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead on the opening day of the Volvo Champions.

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