Number of consecutive birdies that Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant made, on Nos. 3-7 at St. Andrews’ Old Course, en route to a 7-under 65 and share of the lead with American Kirk Triplett at the Senior British Open. Ireland’s Paul McGinley and Canada’s Stephen Ames were tied for third at 6-under 66, followed by Americans David Toms and Scott McCarron and Germany’s Bernhard Langer, the defending champion, at 67. Fifty-six players broke par, including American John Daly (69), who won the 1995 British Open at St. Andrews. TV analyst Brandel Chamblee, making his senior debut, shot 77 (scores).
Number of strokes under par that American Bryson DeChambeau stood in taking the first-round lead in the Porsche European Open. DeChambeau shot 66 for a one-stroke advantage over Frenchmen Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Joel Stalter and Romain Wattel and Germany’s Benedict Staben at Green Eagle Golf Club in Hamburg, Germany. American Patrick Reed, who at No. 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking is the highest-ranked player entered in the European Tour event, shot 70 (scores).
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American Bryson DeChambeau takes the 1st-round lead in the Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany.
Number of years since the only PGA Tour victory for American Robert Garrigus, who shot 62 to lead the RBC Canadian Open. Garrigus, 40, birdied five of his first six holes and shot 9-under 63 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. American Adam Schenk (64) stood second, followed by countryman Chris Stroud (65) in the weather-suspended round. David Hearn shot 68 to lead the 21-man Canadian contingent. The last Canadian to win the national open was Pat Fletcher, in 1954 (scores).
Number of birdies that American Martin Trainer posted in a bogey-free 62 to claim the first-round lead in the Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship. Trainer birdied eight of his first 11 holes at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, Mo. He leads Americans Rafael Campos, Kyle Jones and Alex Prugh by one stroke. Trainer, who won the developmental tour’s El Bosque Mexico Championship in March, has missed cuts in nine of 13 subsequent starts but still stands 24th on the money list (scores).
Score, which was 9 under and a career low, for American Tiffany Joh, who held the first-round lead in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane (Scotland) Golf Club. Joh, 31, who is No. 177 in the Rolex Rankings and looking for her first LPGA victory, held a four-stroke lead over South Koreans In-Kyung Kim, Jenny Shin and Amy Yang, who were tied at 66 (scores).