ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- The first round of play has concluded at
Sea Island with Webb Simpson and Zack Miller tied atop the
leaderbaord at 7 under. Simpson, looking to overtake Luke Donald
atop the PGA TOUR money list, took the lead after the morning wave.
Miller, a 2010 q-school graduate and TOUR rookie, caught him after
14 holes and pared his final four to claim a share of the overnight
lead. The lead looked as though it would be divided three ways
until the waining moments of the round. Martin Piller, playing the
day’s next-to-last group, suffered a bogey on the 18th hole
to drop to 6 under, one off the pace. Piller joins Scott McCarron
and Billy Horschel on that number. At day’s end, 77 of the
132 players in the field were under par. Graeme McDowell, Matt
Kuchar, Bo Van Pelt and defending champion Heath Slocum are among
the players at even.