Trio lead at the Shriners
David Hearn, Michael Thompson and Mark Hubbard fired seven-under-par 64s to take a one-shot lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Tyler Aldridge joined the trio atop the leaderboard on seven-under, but the 31-year-old was unable to finish his round as darkness led to play being suspended.
Sitting one stroke behind the leaders are Patrick Rodgers, Chad Campbell, Ricky Barnes, D.H. Lee, Ryo Ishikawa, Greg Owen, Shane Bertsch, Ryan Palmer, Brendon Todd and Patton Kizzire. Henrik Norlander also moved to six-under through 16 holes.
World number five Rickie Fowler is eight strokes adrift after he carded a one-over-par 72.
Having begun on the tenth tee, Hearn made three birdies in his first four holes, including a holed 25-foot putt at the 13th. A birdie at the 16th was cancelled out by a lone bogey at the 17th before four birdies on the closing nine saw the Canadian climb to seven-under.
Like Hearn, Thompson holed some big putts, with a 25-foot eagle putt at the par-five 16th the perfect recovery after a double bogey at the 11th in an otherwise spotless round that included seven birdies. Hubbard too made the most of the scoring opportunities on offer at the 16th, sinking a 30-foot eagle putt on his way to a 64 that also featured six birdies and a single bogey.
Aldridge saw his red-hot round brought to a premature end, with the Idaho native left with two holes to play after notching up three birdies on his opening nine and four on the closing nine before he was forced to call it a day at the eighth tee.
Lee, who hit a six-under-par 65, made six birdies in seven holes to start his round, but the 28-year-old South Korean then stumbled to back-to-back bogeys before adding a further two birdies to his card. Ishikawa notched up seven birdies and a lone bogey to join Lee and nine others on six-under.
Fowler, who currently sits in a tie for 113th, started strongly with birdies at the 10th and 13th before faltering with a double bogey at the 17th after finding the water with his second. The world number five was unable to find his rhythm on his second nine and posted two bogeys and birdie.
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