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WATCH: Fargo's Tom Hoge makes amazing par save during first round of Northern Trust tournament

Tom Hoge hits a bunker shot on the fifteenth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

PARAMUS, N.J. — Fargo native Tom Hoge fired a 1-over 72 at the second round of the Northern Trust Friday, Aug. 24, at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

Hoge struggled out of the gate, recording five bogeys on the front nine to shoot a 3-over-par 38. Hoge then turned his play around on the back nine, firing a 2-under 34.

Hoge finished his round Friday hitting 9 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, Hoge remains in a tie for 101st place at 4 over.

On Thursday, Hoge was 1-under through 7, but finished the front nine with a pair of bogeys on 8 and 9 to shoot a 2-over 38. After bogeying two of his first five holes on the back nine, Hoge made his only birdie on the backside on the par-3 15th.

Then, on 16, after hitting his second shot short of the green, Hoge — with the assistance of PGA Tour officials — eventually found his ball tucked under a thick patch of grass just beyond a green-side bunker.

Hoge then attempted to chip the ball onto the green, but the lie was so horrendous that the ball ultimately ended up going backwards into the green-side bunker behind him.

Then, in rather unconventional fashion, Hoge was able to save par after an incredible bunker shot landed a few feet short of the pin and eventually rolled into the cup for par.

Hoge ended the first round carding a 3-over 74.

Ross Torgerson

Digital Reporter for Forum Communications. Native of Moorhead, Minn. Have a question or story idea? Email me at rtorgerson@forumcomm.com. Follow me on Twitter @RossTorgerson

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