“It felt pretty easy today just watching him putt and make everything he looked at,” O’Hair said. “Just kind of kept the momentum going. There was a couple putts that were crucial I think to do that.”
They eagled the par-5 sixth and 17th.
“My job was to just put it in play, and Sean hit a lot of bombs out there, was 30, 40 yards ahead of me,” Na said. “It was nice to hit a lot less club than I normally do. And he hit some great shots. His ball-striking was great. He made a good amount of putts. He was the one that always went first and I was able to see the line and I felt pretty good with the putter today.”
“It’s a fun, good time out there,” Palmer said. “We both putt the ball well and we were able to shoot a low one.”
Ryder Cup captain Stricker and Daniel Berger were tied for seventh at 60.
The 12 teams will play modified alternate shot in the second round and better ball Sunday.
“Tomorrow’s a tough format, the toughest format, but I think as long as we just keep it in play and make a few putts, we’ll be right there come Sunday,” O’Hair said.