The birdie on the second hole also was impressive.
“I hit a really good drive down the middle of the fairway and I hit a 6-iron to about 8 feet to the right of the hole,” Reach said. “It broke quite a bit and it had a really perfect speed and went right in the center of the hole. It was a really good birdie.”
Smith bogeyed his first two holes but he hit his approach on No. 4 within inches of the hole for a tap-in birdie.
“I think momentum is going to be a huge thing, especially with playing 30 holes,” Reach said. “As long as I can just get off to a decent start taking one shot at a time, but then also carry that momentum on to the next 18 holes that can really be to your advantage.”
Mike Mastovich is a sports writer for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/masty81.