Séamus Power two off the lead after round one at Bermuda Championship

Patrick Reed three back after magic eagle as Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey share lead

Séamus Power is firmly in contention towards the top of the leaderboard at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship after an opening round of four-under. An impressive outing for the Waterford man saw him notch birdies at the first, fifth and seventh, albeit a bogey at the second ensured he took the turn at two-under.

That was to be his only blemish as more strokes were picked up at the 14th and the par-five 17th, Power eventually signing off for a round of 67 that leaves him tied for fourth place.

Graeme McDowell sits slightly further back in 25th after carding a one-under 70. An up-and-down round from McDowell had him pick up four birdies at five, nine, 10 and 17, only to undo some of his good work with dropped shots at eight, 12 and 16.

Elsewhere, Patrick Reed holed an eagle in extraordinary circumstances to sit three shots off the lead at the end of day one.


The 2018 Masters champion carded a three-under-par 68 in an inconsistent round, but he dominated the highlights reel thanks to his performance at the par-five 17th hole.

Reed sent his tee shot out of bounds on the right and had to drop into some rough at the side of a path.

But that did not bother him as he produced a majestic third shot with a mid-iron that bounced twice on the green and rolled into the hole for an eagle.

Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey share the clubhouse lead.

The American duo both fired 65s to sit on six under par, with several players unable to finish their rounds on Thursday due to bad light.

Hagy looked good by sinking nine birdies, but his round was damaged by a double bogey at the par-four 15th and a bogey at the seventh.

Ramey was more consistent in his bogey-free round, shooting six birdies.

Vincent Whaley is a shot further back on five under, while six players are tied on four under.

First round scores from the Butterfield Bermuda Championship (USA unless stated, Par 71):

Play in the first round was suspended due to darkness and will resume at 8.15am local time

65 Brandon Hagy, Chad Ramey

67 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Garrick Higgo (Rsa), Danny Lee (Nzl), Séamus Power (Irl), David Skinns (Eng)

68 Austin Eckroat, Dylan Frittelli (Rsa), Patrick Reed, Patrick Rodgers, Greyson Sigg

69 Patrick Flavin, Scott Gutschewski, David Hearn (Can), Sean O’Hair, D. A. Points, Seth Reeves

70 Arjun Atwal (Ind), Lucas Herbert (Aus), Kramer Hickok, Bo Hoag, Peter Malnati, Graeme McDowell (NIrl), Taylor Pendrith (Can), Nick Watney, Brandon Wu

71 Sang-Moon Bae (Kor), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Scott Brown, Hayden Buckley, Ben Crane, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Hank Lebioda, Ben Martin, Aaron Rai (Eng), Chase Seiffert, Peter Uihlein

72 Jonathan Byrd, Greg Chalmers (Aus), Luke Donald (Eng), Brett Drewitt (Aus), Robert Garrigus, Harry Hall (Eng), Lee Hodges, Stephan Jaeger (Ger), Russell Knox (Sco), Denny McCarthy, John Senden (Aus)

73 Ryan Armour, Joseph Bramlett, Daniel Chopra (Swe), Jason Dufner, Michael Kim, Max McGreevy, Seung-Yul Noh (Kor), Guillermo Mito Pereira (Chi), J. J. Spaun, Kevin Stadler, Kyle Wilshire

74 Erik Barnes, Jason Bohn, Fabian Gomez (Arg), Adam Hadwin (Can), Matt Hill (Can), Mark Hubbard, Ben Kohles, David Lipsky, Scott Stallings, Sepp Straka (Aut), Johnson Wagner, Olin Browne

75 Austin Cook, Brian Gay, Nick Hardy, J. J. Henry, Anirban Lahiri (Ind), David Lingmerth (Swe), Andrew Novak, Ted Purdy, Andres Romero (Arg), Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Danny Willett (Eng)

76 Matthew Every, Tommy Gainey, Jim Knous, Damian Palanyandi (Ber), Cameron Percy (Aus), Ted Potter Jr., Austin Smotherman, Nick Taylor (Can), Vaughn Taylor, Dawie van der Walt (Rsa)

77 Ricky Barnes, Matthew NeSmith, John Pak, Martin Trainer, Camilo Villegas (Col), Richard S. Johnson (Swe)

78 Beau Hossler, Greg Koch

79 Parker McLachlin, Jay McLuen

80 John Rollins, Camiko Smith (Ber)