Number of strokes under par for 25 holes played Monday by Erik Compton, who took the midway lead in the Web.com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. Compton was one of 66 players – half of the field – unable to finish the first round Sunday because of darkness. He completed a 3-under 69 at Abaco Club in Great Abaco, Bahamas, and then added a 7-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over Tyler McCumber. Compton, 39, a two-time heart-transplant patient, lost his PGA Tour card in 2016 after five consecutive seasons on the big tour. The Great Abaco Classic is the second consecutive Sunday-through-Wednesday tournament in the Bahamas to start the year on the developmental tour (scores).
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Shane Lowry, who improved 34 spots with his victory in the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It was the Irishman’s first victory since 2015, when he won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and rose to as high as No. 17 in the world ranking.