Having a PGA Tour pedigree has worked pretty well at the Players Amateur. The sons of two former professional golfers have won the event, with Bill Haas winning in 2002 and Kevin Tway taking last year's title.
The bid to join that list didn't get off to a good start for Tucker Wadkins -- son of former pro Lanny Wadkins -- who is tied for 68th after an opening 79.
The elder Wadkins won 21 PGA Tour events in his career, including the 1977 PGA Championship, but Tucker Wadkins, who will play at the University of Arizona next year, isn't sure whether his pedigree leads people to expect great things from him.
"If they did today, then it wasn't very good," Wadkins said with a laugh.
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"I kind of just put myself in the same boat as everyone else," he added. "You've just got to go out there and perform. It doesn't matter who your dad is. You've got to go out and perform for yourself."
Two more players with PGA Tour roots are in the field. Julio Vegas, who shot 74 on Thursday, is the brother of PGA Tour rookie Jhonattan Vegas, and Curtis Thompson, who opened with a 71, is the brother of Nicholas Thompson, who has played the past five seasons on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
WHERE WERE THOSE HOLES?
After playing a practice round Monday on Belfair's West Course, Texas A&M's Cameron Peck joked on Twitter that he shot a 60, which would have been a course record.
The only problem? He missed three holes.
After he finished the par-5 12th hole, Peck went straight to No. 16, not realizing he needed to cross a long causeway to play the 13th through 15th holes.
"Still have no idea where they are," Peck tweeted.
Peck found the missing three holes in Thursday's first round and made par on all three en route to a 2-over 74.
The past two Players Amateur champions -- Kevin Tway and Bud Cauley -- are absent from the field because of recent decisions to turn professional.
Tway missed the cut at the Travelers Championship two weeks ago. He is also playing this week's John Deere Classic.
Cauley, who won the Players Amateur in 2009, tied for 63rd in his pro debut at the U.S. Open and tied for 24th at the Travelers Championship.