Daley Sutherland On Top in Utah


Joe Daley fired a season-low 9-under-par 63 to earn a share of the first-round lead in the $425,000 Buy.Com Utah Classic.
Daley is tied with David Sutherland. The two are four shots clear of Rob McKelvey, Darron Stiles, Mike Heinen, Andrew Morse, Keoke Cotner and Bob Henitz.
Daley recorded ten birdies and one bogey at the Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, UT. The 63 was one shot higher than his first-round score in the 1997 Louisiana Open, which is the only tournament Daley has won on tour.
Sutherland fired a bogey-free 63 to tie his career-best score. The 35-year-old is a member of the PGA Tour, having finished 96th on the 2000 money list.
However, this is just his second start of the year ' he withdrew at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Sutherland has been recovering from shoulder surgery.

The 40-year-old Daley is in his third straight year on the Buy.Com Tour. He played the PGA Tour in 1996 and 98.
Daley is currently 36th on the 2001 money list. He has three top-10 finishes, including a tie for second in the Knoxville Open.
Full-field scores from the Buy.Com Utah Classic