A tough first day over the three course rotation yesterday and a trio of players are on the radar at juicy odds today. Greg Owen was on the pre tournament shortlist with two top fives and another top ten here in his last seven appearances but poor form leading up to the event left me with a watching brief. He carded a round of -5 yesterday at Monterey and currently trades at 60.0
Kevin Stadler (90.0) sits on -3 and shows progressive current form of T27/11, with seven of his last eight rounds in the sixties and the more relaxed nature of the pro-am event could see the big man thrive. Luke Guthrie is arguably the one to watch this year from the second tour graduate list and posted 68 at Pebble on day one. Six birdies and an eagle in his round, and with the easiest course (Shore course - Monterey) still to come, could be a factor this week. He currently trades at 75.0.
The trading plan is to stake 1.5 units each on Guthrie and Stadler, with 2 units on Owen, for a total 5 unit outlay. I'll be looking to lay back the full five units should any player hit odds of 7.0 and then green up after round 3 should they continue to run well.
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