Greyson Sigg, who moonlights on a reality TV show, opened with a bogey-free, 9-under 61 on Thursday in the Visit Knoxville Open at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sigg leads by two over Kyle Reifers and by three over Troy Mullinax and Stephan Jaeger. Sigg had nine birdies on the par-70 course. He had three in a row on Nos. 4, 5 and 6 and then closed with three birdies on his last four holes.
The 26-year-old University of Georgia graduate is seeking his first professional win. His best finish was a solo second in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship last August.
Sigg is one of 12 players featured in the CBS show called “One Shot Away,” which is produced by PGA Tour Entertainment. The six-episode Season 2 tracks players chasing after a PGA Tour card during the 2021 portion of the combined Korn Ferry Tour season.
Sigg contracted COVID-19 in 2020 but the virus had its largest impact on him it when it delayed his claim to a Tour card. When the tours had to take a hiatus for three months last year, the PGA Tour announced in April that the Korn Ferry Tour wouldn’t have its annual graduation of the top 25 players on its money list.
Sigg was in the top-10 of the developmental tour’s list and well on his way to Tour membership, but the Augusta, Georgia, native is still seeking to fulfill his lifelong dream.
Ryne Dennis of the Athens Banner-Herald contributed to this article.
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