2019 San Juan Open gets underway

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON – The 2019 San Juan Open got underway today at San Juan Country Club in Farmington.

The first two batches of golfers teed off at 7 a.m. and 7:05 a.m., respectively, from the first and 10th tee boxes, respectively.

Edward Olson prepares to hit his ball from the 11th tee box during the first round of the San Juan Open Thursday at San Juan Country Club in Farmington.

Defending tournament champion Sam Saunders began his title defense teeing off from the 10th tee box at 12:29 p.m. Calum Hill, the 2017 tournament champ, did not return to compete, as he’s currently playing overseas in the Challenge Tour.

Day two of the San Juan Open begins at 7 a.m. Friday.

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Chandler Smith-Stetson watches his ball fly down the fairway on the 10th hole during the first round of the San Juan Open Thursday at San Juan Country Club in Farmington.