LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) --
With a 10-under-par 62 on Thursday, Briny Baird
has the lead after 18 holes at the Michelin Championship in Las Vegas.
In the bogey-free round, Baird matched the best opening round on the PGA Tour this season.
Ryan Palmer is tied for second at 9-under 63 with Charles Howell III and Justin Leonard.
Kevin Stadler, the son of Craig Stadler, recorded his second hole-in-one of the season with a nine-iron at No. 14 and is tied for fourth place at 8-under 64.
Joining Stadler were Michael Allen, Bart Bryant and Scott Gutschewski.
World No. 3 Phil Mickelson, the highest-ranked player in the field, is tied for 38th place after a 4-under-par 67.
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