Matt Bettencourt’s week got off to a rough start but it appears to be headed for a smooth conclusion as he’s among the leaders in the rain delayed first round of The Heritage at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.
Monday Bettencourt was in a sponsored BMW on his way to Hilton Head when he hit a camper top that had blown off a vehicle and landed in the middle of the road. The car was towed to the local BMW plant in Greer and Bettencourt was given a new car.
Bettencourt had few issues at Harbour Town Thursday carding a six under 65, his best round ever in this his third Heritage. Among the 15 players from South Carolina in the field, Bettencourt has a three shot lead on Ben Martin who was still on the course when play was halted by darkness falling a rain delay.
DJ Trahan finished a two under and Charles Warren came in at one under 70. The big story late in the day was the meld down by Greer’s Bill Haas. He was at six under with four holes to play but then proceeded to record two bogeys and a triple bogey. He finished with a 70.
Everyone is chasing Garrett Willis. A winner in his first PGA Tour event in 2001, Willis has gone winless since then. He posted a seven under 64 Thursday, his best round of the season by two strokes.