Arjun Atwal getting a rare chance to play the main events on PGA Tour, shot one-under 71 in the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. The only Indian to have won a PGA Tour event had three birdies against two bogeys and was lying T-69 after the first round.
Kevin Streelman took advantage of nearly ideal conditions at Jackson County Club to fire nine-under 63 and take lead. Streelman made 10 birdies, including eight in an 11-hole stretch.
Trey Mullinax, Seamus Power and Carl Pettersson — all shot 65 and were two shots behind Streelman.
Seven others — including Lucas Glover and Camilo Villegas — were among those three shots back.
Defending champion Peter Malnati shot a 71. Of the 132 players, 100 shot even par or better.
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