Jim Furyk leads Barclays Classic

HARRISON, N.Y., June 23 (UPI) -- After a six-under-par 65 Thursday, Jim Furyk has the first-round lead at the Barclays Classic at the Westchester (N.Y.) Country Club.

Vijay Singh, Kenny Perry, John Rollins, Brian Bateman, Ian Leggatt and Hidemichi Tanaka all share second place at three-under-par 68.


Following a bogey at No. 9, Furyk recovered for birdies at 10 and 11, made par at 12 and another birdie at 13. The former U.S. Open winner closed with birdies at 17 and 18 to build his lead to three shots.

After the round, an angry Singh, complained about slow play.

"It's ridiculous, I mean, you play a round of golf in five hours and wait on every shot," said Singh. "Every shot out there on the front nine, you had to wait. You get fed up with it. I don't know if anyone ever withdrew after nine holes for slow play."

Patrick Sheehan, J.L. Lewis, John Senden, Brian Gay and Joe Ogilvie tied for eighth at two-under-par 69.

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