Baker opens with 63 in recent tournament

Brownstown native Chris Baker had a strong start to the Tour's Stonebrae Classic on July 31 at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California.

He tallied six birdies and an eagle and was one of five golfers shooting a field-best 7-under 63 in the opening round. He then had rounds of 73, 70 and 65 to finish at 9-under 271 and tied for 31st.

Tony Finau set a tournament record and tied the second-lowest 72-hole score in tour history with a winning score of 22-under 258. The rookie from Utah had rounds of 67, 62, 63 and 66 and won by three strokes.

Then in the Price Cutter Charity Championship this past weekend at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Missouri, Baker shot 72 and 69 and missed the cut.

Cameron Percy of Australia birdied the last hole Sunday to finish at 21-under 267 and win by one stroke. There were four golfers finishing at 20 under.

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