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Professional golfers impressed with Stephen Curry's debut on the links

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry knows a thing or two about sinking long-range shots. That particular skill seemed to translate well on the golf course on Thursday.

The two-time NBA MVP finished 4-over 74during the first round of the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic near San Francisco. He completed three birdies and slotted ahead of two-time PGA Tour winner Frank Lickliter as well as the world's 429th-ranked player,Casey Wittenberg.

Several other professional golfers took notice of Curry's performance at TPC Stonebrae and offered their praise on social media.

Two of Curry's NBA peers -- Andre Iguodala and Kent Bazemore -- also shouted out their current and former teammate, respectively.

Curry, who was allowed to play on a sponsor exemption, called his day on the links "an amazing experience."

-- Nick Ostiller

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