Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Russell Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his PGA Tour best with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley was at 9-under 131.
Brendon de Jonge (64), Brian Harman (67) and Andrew Svoboda (66) were tied for second.
Will MacKenzie (68), Mark Wilson (66) and Fabian Gomez (66) were two shots behind. Defending champion Chris Kirk hit his first drive of the round into a hazard and made double bogey, but recovered with five birdies for a 67 that left him only four shots back.
AT&T CHAMPIONSHIP: At San Antonio, Texas, John Cook and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season.
Scott Dunlap was a stroke back at TPC San Antonio, and Jay Haas was at 67 along with Guy Boros, Bart Bryant, Gary Hallberg, Tom Lehman, Peter Senior, Wes Short Jr., and Kirk Triplett. Haas won last week in North Carolina to become the 18th player to win a Champions Tour event at 60 or older.
Cook won the event in 2007 and 2008 at Oak Hills. The winner last month at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, he hit a 3-wood approach to a foot to set up an eagle on the par-5 second hole.
The top 30 on the money list after the tournament will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bernard Langer, the Schwab Cup points leader, had a 71.
BLUE BAY LPGA: At Hainan Island, China, heavy rain washed out play in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.
Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. The 21-year-old American had yet to start the second round when play was called off.
Michelle Wie and Chinese star Shanshan Feng were a stroke back long with American Brittany Lang, South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace, England's Jodi Ewart-Shadoff and Germany's Caroline Masson.
The start of play was delayed 2 1/2 hours and the first group was only able to complete six holes before play was suspended at 12:19 p.m. Play was called off for the day at 2:30 p.m.