This week: Quicken Loans National, Thursday through Sunday, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Virginia.
In the field: University Place’s Michael Putnam and Olympia’s Andres Gonzales.
First-round scores: Putnam shot an even-par 71, and Gonzales had a 1-over 72.
Positions: Putnam is tied for 80th, and Gonzales is tied for 96th — both trailing co-leaders Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa (63).
Recap: The course, which has hosted a few President’s Cup events, was supposed to play more difficult. Well, it didn’t, leaving a little work for the pair of locals to make the cut. Putnam was 2 over through five holes, making a bogey at the par-5 fifth (wedge approach shot went long and left). But he reeled off back-to-back birdies at Nos. 6 and 7 and finished at level par after another birdie at 18th hole (9-iron approach to 7 feet). Two of his three bogeys were on three-putts. … Gonzales’ issues came on ball-striking. He hit only half of the 18 greens in regulation and made his final birdie at the fifth hole (two-putt from 11 feet).
Tee times Friday: Putnam at 9 a.m. (PDT) off the 10th tee and Gonzales at 9:22 a.m. off the first tee.