Carter Holds Clubhouse Lead
Thunderstorms forced the first round to be halted with 27 players still on the course. Play is scheduled to resume Friday at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Among the 27 yet to finish was James Driscoll, the runner-up in the 2000 U.S. Amateur. The 24-year-old University of Virginia graduate, who is playing on a sponsor's exemption this week, pulled alongside Carter with nine birdies through 15 holes. He birdied four of his last five holes before the storms rolled in.
A total of 128 players were at or under par at The Dominion Club, where the scoring conditions were almost perfect prior to the suspension.
'It starts from the tee shot,' said Carter, who hit 10 of 14 fairways Thursday. 'You have to get it in the fairway. It's a lot easier to be aggressive from the fairway.'
Although accuracy off the tee wasn't Carter's forte last year (he finished 114th in the category), the Temple University product certainly had no problem with length. He set the all-time Buy.Com Tour record for driving distance with an average of 312 yards per measured drive in 2001.
Carter's superior distance was quite evident on the par-5s in round one, as he went 5-under on the longest holes with three birdies and an eagle.
By contrast, Buha's bogey-free round featured birdies on all four par-3s.
'The putter was awesome,' said Buha, who took 27 strokes with the flat stick. 'I did not hit one bad putt all day today. I read the greens really well. I hit it where I wanted and it went right in the hole.'
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Cook played the final six holes on the front nine in 6 under with an eagle and four birdies.
After a bogey on 10, he birdied 11, 12 and 15 and parred the final three to get to 19-under 197.
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''I came in from Hawaii on Monday, so I only had two days to prepare for three courses,'' Cook said.
''A little bit of a survival day,'' Rahm said.
The wind was more of a factor on the more exposed and tighter Stadium Course.
Piercy had a 66 at the Stadium.
''I controlled my ball really well today,'' he said.
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