PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Durant, Shigeki Maruyama, Mathew Goggin, Omar Uresti and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead Wednesday in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California.
Each shot a 7-under-par 65 in a tournament played on four golf courses.
Durant, who won the Hope in 2001, had two eagles in his round.
Uresti played the PGA West Course, the other co-leaders were on the Classic Club course.
Seven players, including Kenny Perry Steve Elkington and Lee Janzen were a stroke back at 66.
Defending champion Charley Hoffman shot a 68.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are among top stars not entered in the event.