PALM COAST, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Lonnie Nielsen shot a 6-under 66 Friday to claim the lead after the opening round of the Ginn Championship in Palm Coast, Fla.
Nielsen was able to take the lead despite a double-bogey on the par-3 12th hole of the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort.
"I'm surprised to shoot this low on this course, especially with the double-bogey," Nielsen said. "Even though I shot 66, I thought the course played tough."
Ian Woosnam, making his Champions Tour debut, shot 78.