Hahn, Barnes take early lead at Byron Nelson

16-18. Tringale was fifth at 9 under after a 67, and defending Nelson champion and Masters victor Garcia was tied for sixth at 8 under after a 64. He quickly made up that stroke with a 15-foot birdie at No. 4 and was back to 12 under with a five-stroke lead.

"Everything was kind of clicking", Day said after the round, per the PGA Tour. "Any time I'm in the fairway with any club, really, that's a good chance for me to hit it in there to 10- or 15-feet and try to make a putt for birdie".

The Spaniard, who has dropped from a high of 21st in the world rankings in January 2012 to 703rd, also posted an eagle and another birdie before his fantastic finish.

"[I was] just trying to do too much, trying to move up the leaderboard instead of just letting it come to me on this course", Spieth said afterwards. In 2005, the last time Woods played the Nelson, he missed the cut to end his record of 142 consecutive cuts made over seven years.

The stocky Kokrak may need the added cushion as the chasing pack includes world number one Dustin Johnson, who shot his second 67 to be six-under on 134.

Day bounced back from a bogey on 14 with a birdie at the par-5 16, and then he saved his best birdie for last, holing a 60-foot putt at the par-3 17 to briefly grab a share of the lead.

Garcia beat Brook Koepka in a playoff previous year to become the first two-time Nelson victor since Irving became the tournament's home in 1983.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. | Lexi Thompson shot 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after skydiving with Navy SEALS onto the course. My game today was a little bit worse than yesterday but my putting on the back nine was unbelievable so I'm very happy with it.

"I had a great conversation with my caddie on nearly every hole trying to leave ourselves the best opportunity for a birdie".

CHAMPIONS: Fred Funk shot 2-under 70 to hold on to the third-round lead at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala. Tringale, who was tied for second after the first round at 4-under, carded a 68 on Friday that included five birdies and three bogeys.

Thompson played alongside Piller and defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn, who shot a 72.

The 31-year-old sank eight birdies in his blemish-free round and he will now aim to complete the job over the weekend and get his first taste of success on the tour.

  • Larry Hoffman