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Villegas vaults to PGA Buick Invitational lead


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February 6, 2009

Villegas vaults to PGA Buick Invitational lead

Villegas vaults to PGA Buick Invitational lead

Camilo Villegas of Colombia carded a nine-under par 63 to seize the first-round lead in the 5.3 million-dollar Buick Invitational. Villegas, whose two US victories last year included the Tour Championship, was three shots in front of veteran Davis Love and Australian Aaron Baddeley, who both shot 66. Villegas's round included eight birdies and an eagle, and just one bogey.
"Well, pretty fun day, obviously," he said. "Two chip-ins - that helps.
"One on No. 2 for eagle, and then a nice one there on 17 to finish the round. But even if you take the chip-ins out, I played pretty good.
"I drove it nicely. I hit some great shots and left myself some good opportunities," Villegas said. "It's not easy to have a good short game on that golf course today. The greens are bumpy, and you've just got to be really committed to your line, and that's exactly what I did today."
 
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