American duo hold early lead
Americans Tim Petrovic and Leif Olson held the first-round lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship near New York.
Americans Tim Petrovic and Leif Olson held the first-round lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship near New York on Thursday.
Petrovic, 43, last won in 2005 when he took the Zurich Classic of New Orleans but was on good form at the Atunyote Golf Club, Verona on Thursday with a six-under-par round of 66 to lead by one stroke alongside Olson.
Twenty-eight-year-old Olson has yet to win on the PGA Tour but turned in seven birdies and a solitary bogey en route to his 66.
Australian John Senden was tied in third with American pair Matt Kuchar and Vaughn Taylor after 67s.
Englishman Justin Rose, currently ranked 62nd in the world, was in a group of 11 tied for 13th after his first round 69 alongside fellow Europeans Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden and Scot Martin Laird.
KJ Choi’s 70 put him among a huge pack in 24th.
American Eric Axley endured a nightmare round with a quadruple bogey eight on the 13th hole clearly the lowlight to leave him dead last on 11-over.
Due to an early dusk a handful of players were due to finish on Friday morning.
Latest first round scores in the USPGA Tour Turning Stone Resort Championship, Atunyote Golf Club, Verona, New York, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 72):
Note: First round has been suspended due to darkness and there are six players still to complete their rounds. First round is scheduled to resume at 7:30 AM local time. Second Round will resume normally.
66 Tim Petrovic, Leif Olson
67 Vaughn Taylor, John Senden (Aus), Matt Kuchar
68 Kevin Stadler, Adam Scott (Aus), Scott Gutschewski, Jimmy Walker, Ken Duke, Matthew Jones (Aus), Nicholas Thompson
69 Kent Jones, Rodney Pampling (Aus), Chris Stroud, Robert Garrigus, Charles Howell III, D.A. Points, Dustin Johnson, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe), Justin Rose (Eng), Martin Laird (Sco), Jonathan Byrd
70 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind), Casey Wittenberg, Scott Piercy, James Nitties (Aus), Webb Simpson, Peter Lonard (Aus), Kevin Streelman, Aaron Baddeley (Aus), K J Choi (Kor), Bo Van Pelt, Bob Heintz, Troy Matteson, Matt Weibring
71 Spencer Levin, Chris Riley, Bill Lunde, Ben Curtis, Greg Owen (Eng), Will MacKenzie, Roland Thatcher, Jason Gore, Jason Bohn, Davis Love III, Ted Purdy, Tom Pernice Jnr., Alex Cejka (Ger), Charlie Wi (Kor), Jarrod Lyle (Aus), Brian Vranesh, John Rollins, Arjun Atwal (Ind), Corey Pavin, Brandt Snedeker
72 Aron Price (Aus), Matt Bettencourt, Nathan Green (Aus), Joe Durant, Marc Turnesa, Stuart Appleby (Aus), Rodney Butcher, Brian Davis (Eng), Chris DiMarco, Darron Stiles, Parker McLachlin, Brian Bateman, Ricky Barnes, Richard S Johnson (Swe), Michael Allen, Mark Calcavecchia, Carl Pettersson (Swe), Brandon Knaub, Ryan Moore
73 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa), Kris Blanks, John Merrick, Jeff Quinney, Steve Lowery, Greg Chalmers (Aus), Mathias Gronberg (Swe), Nick O’Hern (Aus), Mark Wilson, Steve Elkington (Aus), George McNeill, Bill Haas, Dean Wilson, Cameron Beckman, D.J. Trahan
74 Michael Letzig, Tim Herron, Steve Flesch, Joe Ogilvie, Wil Collins, Aaron Watkins, Ben Crane, David Mathis, Rocco Mediate, Shane Bertsch
75 Billy Mayfair, Woody Austin, Todd Hamilton, Harrison Frazar, David Duval, Cliff Kresge, Jeff Maggert, Marc Leishman (Aus), Brendon Todd, Andres Romero (Arg)
76 Charles Warren, Derek Fathauer, Jay Williamson, Glen Day
77 Peter Tomasulo, Jeff Overton, Robert Allenby (Aus), James Oh
78 Charley Hoffman
79 Jeff Klauk, Mathew Goggin (Aus)
80 Rich Beem
81 Tony Saraceno, Mike Carbone
83 Eric Axley
WD: Tommy Armour III, Mathew Goggin (Aus) 79, Jeff Klauk 79
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