MARANA, Ariz. -- Robert Garrigus birdied five of his first eight holes to race out to a commanding lead en route to a 4 and 3 win over Branden Grace in Thursday's first round.
Garrigus, a No. 9 seed, now faces Louis Oosthuizen in the second round of the Hogan bracket.
Garrigus opened the match by making a birdie putt from 11 feet. He added another from inside 17 feet at the third and then another from 24 feet at the fifth.
His only slip was a double bogey at the 10th but by then, it didn't matter.
Garrigus is playing in his first Accenture Match Play Championship.