August 03, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) John Huh made his eighth birdie on his final hole to finish with 15 points and take the first-round lead in the Barracuda Championship.

Huh had a one-point lead Thursday over Stuart Appleby and Miguel Angel Carballo of Argentina under the modified Stableford format at Montreaux Golf and Country Club.

Appleby also had eight birdies against two bogeys. Carballo had two eagles, one in which he holed out from 160 yards on 17.

Under the format, an eagle is worth five points and birdies are worth two points. Players lose one point for a bogey and three points for a double bogey or worse.

Six players were at 13 points, which included Ryan Palmer, who needs to win to get into the PGA Championship next week.

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