For the second consecutive week David McKenzie got into the field off the alternates list on the Champions Tour but a poor opening round proved too much to overcome despite some good golf.

The 50-year-old has a status category that should see him earn several starts as the season goes on but he will also be among the alternates for several others, as he has been the past two weeks.

That makes it difficult to find a playing rhythm and an opening round 78 at the Toshiba Classic in California is evidence of that.

McKenzie followed up with rounds of 69-72 but in a low scoring event he was always going to be too far back to bother the leaders.

He eventually finished 6-over for the week and T65, a result he will be disappointed with given his form in limited starts in 2017.