A scorching Tom Hoge lights up the first round at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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PGA: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - First Round
Fargo's Tom Hoge consults with his caddy about a putt during Thursday's first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. Hoge finished 9-under par and holds a one-shot lead.
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Tom Hoge strung together six birdies in a row near the end of his round to post a 9-under 63 and take the first-round lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday.

The 32-year-old leads Ireland's Seamus Power by one stroke, with Austin Smotherman and Sweden's Jonas Blixt tied for third at 7 under.

The 32-year-old North Dakotan shot a 9-under 63 Thursday for a one-shot lead over Ireland's Seamus Power.

It marks the first time in his PGA career he has held a tournament lead outright after 18 holes.


North Dakota State's Dawson Weber consoles James Madison’s Devin Ravenel after the NCAA FCS semifinal football playoff game Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, in Fargo.
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McFeely blog: Bison fans will be wise to keep an eye on James Madison's FBS transition

Dukes are having a good chuckle now as their journey to FBS continues to go swimmingly. Last laugh? That's strong. Forever is a long time. Maybe the Bison can make the move to FBS sometime before The End.

Geographically-challenged NDSU remains stuck in an FCS that's lost most of its powerhouse programs the last 10 years. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Sam Houston, Jacksonville State, James Madison. Four of those programs won national championships in the last 15 years.

I have said it in this space before, and I will continue to say it: I, personally, look at James Madison's move to FBS with envy.

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