The first day of play at Annandale Golf Club ended much like the
early wave -- with a slew of golfers tied atop the leaderboard. The
7 under mark, reach five times in the early going, was matched once
in the afternoon and those six players will share the overnight
lead after one round of play at the Viking Classic. Brendon de
Jonge, Tim Petrovic, Bobby Gates, Sunghoon Kang, John Mallinger and
Peter Lonard each posted opening 65s with Gates being the only
player to reach the mark in the afternoon. Scott Piercy briefly
reached 8 under, but surrendered four shots before closing with a
birdie and a 5-under 67. He’s still one of 47 players at 4
under or better following 18 holes of play. Six past champions of
the Viking Classic teed it up Thursday at Annandale Golf Club with
Cameron Beckman and D.J. Trahan leading the way after 4-under 68s.
Will MacKenzie (69) and Heath Slocum (70) are also in red numbers.