Stephen Curry holds his own in first round of tournament

Stephen Curry holds his own in first round of tournament

That's about a 30-minute drive in California traffic from Oracle Arena, the home of Curry's NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. But I'm definitely proud to have a consistent effort for 36 holes and getting my feet wet.

Here's what people had to say of the performance, including some impressed professional golfers.

Into the arena.@StephenCurry30's opening round @EllieMaeClassic is underway.

"Unbelievable gallery out here", Curry said.

It's still unlikely that Curry will stay the weekend, but his eight-year National Basketball Association career and short pro golf career have certainly taught us to expect the unexpected.

"All day yesterday I was checking who said what, and I don't usually do that, but it was cool to hear the chatter that was going on", Curry said (via USA Today). "I kind of settled in after that".

Curry, who shot a four-over 74 in his first round on Thursday, followed that up with another four-over 74 on Friday, finishing with an eight-over 148 through two rounds. He fired a respectable 4-over-par 74, picking up birdies on a pair of Par-5s and saving par with numerous long putts. He made par on No. 16, then survived a tee shot to the bunker and a near stumble climbing out of the sand on the par-4 18th and made about an 8-footer to save par. "So I think he just closed the club face and took a smack at it and he did it".

He finally sank his first birdie on 14 and then got another on 17, before finishing with a bogey on the par four 18th.

Slightly more prudent bettors might consider picking Curry to make the cut, which is available at a much more attainable +1500, meaning a $10 bet would bring back $150. As it turns out, all that partying had no affect on Curry's golf game. "It's just insane to have some buzz around the golfing world because I watch all those guys every single week".

"I want to play better tomorrow and now I've got the jitters out hopefully that will happen", he said. "I'll stay in my lane and enjoy", Curry said.

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