Nineteen of the 44 pros in the field fired under-par scores Friday on a perfect day for golf for the first round of the 2018 Platte Valley Companies Pro-Am at the Scotts Bluff Country Club.
Zahkai Brown of Arvada, Colorado leads the way with a six under 66. Three players are one behind at 67 including Grady Patrick of Denver, Mike Kitowski of Denver , and Patrick Soli of San Carlos, California. Derek Fribbs of Boulder is at 68 and five others shot 69, including 2016 champ Austin Miller of Gering , Eddie Stuart of Phoenix , Sam Cyr of Maui, Hawaii. Alex Forristal of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Andy Connell of Denver, Colorado.
Four other golfers shot a two under 70 and five others shot 71.
The Platte Valley Companies and Van Newkirk Realty teams are tied for the lead in the amateur competition with net scores of 54.3.