Number of strokes under par that Jordan Spieth stood through 12 holes Thursday to share the lead with Sung Kang at the rain-delayed Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif. After a seven-hour rain delay, only 72 golfers were on the Riviera Country Club course, and none had completed the first round. In a rare move, scores were reset after 10 threesomes started play but weather quickly halted the round. No one had completed more than two holes in the abbreviated start. Tiger Woods, who had an afternoon tee time, never made it to the golf course (scores).
Number of consecutive birdies that Filipino Miguel Tabuena made to start his first round at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth tournament. Starting on the back nine at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Karrinyup, Australia, Tabuena birdies Nos. 10-16. He added birdied at Nos. 18 and 1 to get to 9 under through 10 holes but cooled off with two bogeys and signed for a 7-under 65. He shared the lead with Norway’s Kristoffer Reitan in a tournament sponsored by the European, Australasian and Asian tours. After today’s round, the low 65 and ties will advance to weekend play. From there, the final 24 will advance to the six-hole match-play round (scores).
Score made by Ben DeArmond on the par-4 second hole in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. DeArmond, the head pro at TPC Treviso Bay in nearby Naples, hit his tee ball into water, the first of six water balls on the 491-yard hole at Lakewood National Golf Club. DeArmond, playing on a sponsor exemption, called it “an out-of-body experience.” He settled down later in the round, making 10 pars and a bogey over his final 11 holes to shoot 91. “If you learn anything from me today,” he told local media, “it’s don’t withdraw; don’t give up; have fun with it. It’s a game” (scores).
Number of consecutive years that Naples, Fla., has played host to the Champions Tour, the longest streak on the 50-and-older circuit. The seniors return to Florida’s Gulf Coast beginning today for the Chubb Classic (tee times). Three-time winner Bernhard Langer will be among the favorites. Langer, 61, won last week’s Oasis Championship in Boca Raton, Fla., for his 39th career victory on the senior tour (“Rivals don’t have a prayer against Langer,” Feb. 14).
First-round score for American Maverick McNealy, who is the leader in the clubhouse at the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic at Lakewood Ranch, Fla. McNealy birdied seven of his final eight holes to post an 8-under score before darkness suspended play at Lakewood National Golf Club. J.T. Griffin also stood 8 under but still has three holes to play in the round (scores).
First-round scores posted by Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Wei-Ling Hsu to lead the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Ewart Shadoff, 31, of England, and Hsu, 24, of Taiwan, are seeking their first LPGA victories. The tournament at Grange (Australia) Golf Club is the second of two stops Down Under on the LPGA schedule (scores).