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Tracking Andres Gonzales on the PGA Tour for April 16, 2015

This week: RBC Heritage Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

First-round score: The Capital High School graduate shot a 1-under-par 70.

Position: Gonzales is tied for 21st, four shots behind co-leaders Matt Every and Graeme McDowell (5-under 66).

Recap: Gonzales has been a good starter for much of the season. He shot a round of par or better for the 11th time in 14 tournaments Thursday — on a windy day when just 36 golfers shot par or better. Gonzales nearly recorded an ace, too, at the 14th hole, hitting a 7-iron tee shot to 2 inches from the cup for an easy birdie. He also sank a 6-foot putt at No. 16 for another birdie to reach 2 under. He later bogeyed the finishing hole into the wind. Afterward, Gonzales said his driving off the tee was the key to his round.

Tee time Friday: 10:10 a.m. (PDT) off the 10th tee.

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