Steph Curry impresses with one more than 71 in a professional tournament

Steph Curry impresses at the professional golf event while sinking three birdies on card one against 71 at Ellie Mae Classic

  • Steph Curry fights for a decent opening round at TPC Stonebrae on Thursday
  • The Golden State Warriors are mixed to make the cut if it marks a good second round
  • In 2017, Curry fired two rounds of 74 to tie at place 148 and fail the cut in 11 strokes

Associated Press Reporter

Stephen Curry recovered with three birdies to launch a one-over 71 on Thursday in the first round of the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour.

Making his second appearance in the $ 600,000 (£ 467,000) event at TPC Stonebrae, the Golden State Warriors star recovered from a bogey on the second par three hole with a long birdie putt on par 5.

He added birdies in par four, the seventh and eighth, hit the flagpole in the eighth and closed with a pair in the ninth.

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry traded the basketball court for the golf course

Curry sank a long putt in par five to seal a birdie and recover from a bogey

Curry sank a long putt in par five to seal a birdie and recover from a bogey

Curry sank a long putt in par five to seal a birdie and recover from a bogey

Playing as an amateur, Curry remains eight shots behind leader Adam Long and Seth Reeves

Playing as an amateur, Curry remains eight shots behind leader Adam Long and Seth Reeves

Playing as an amateur, Curry remains eight shots behind leader Adam Long and Seth Reeves

Playing as an amateur, Curry stays at eight shots from leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with some of the afternoon wave still on the field.

Last year, Curry fired 74-74 to tie at 148 and missed the cut by 11 strokes.

The Web.com Tour is the most important development tour of the PGA Tour.

Curry hit a one-over 71 in the first round of the tournament, the Ellie Mae Classic, on Thursday

Curry hit a one-over 71 in the first round of the tournament, the Ellie Mae Classic, on Thursday

Curry hit a one-over 71 in the first round of the tournament, the Ellie Mae Classic, on Thursday

Basketball superstar watches his ball fly down the 15th hole at TPC Stonebrae

Basketball superstar watches his ball fly down the 15th hole at TPC Stonebrae

Basketball superstar watches his ball fly down the 15th hole at TPC Stonebrae

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