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

This week: Barbasol Championship, Thursday through Sunday, RTJ Trail Grand National, Opelika, Alabama.

First-round score: The Capital High School graduate shot a 2-under-par 69.

Position: Tied for 25th, five strokes behind leader Sam Saunders (64).

Recap: Except for one hole, Gonzales got off to a solid start. He birdied No. 3 (21-foot putt) to go to 4 under, but he dumped his tee shot on the par-3 fifth hole into a greenside pond, leading to double bogey. Another solid round Friday would give Gonzales his 15th cut made in 23 events this season — but only his second in the past six tournaments.

Tee time Friday: 5:55 a.m. (PDT) off the first tee.

Staff report