Maui, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Russell Henley fired an 8-under 65 on Friday as
he grabbed a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Hyundai Tournament
Henley won The Honda Classic in 2014 to earn his spot in the winners-only
field. He birdied five of the first seven holes and carded eight birdies in a
bogey-free round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.
The 25-year-old played this event last year after winning the 2013 Sony Open
in Hawaii. Henley failed to break 70 and he finished in 27th place last year.
Sang-Moon Bae is one stroke back at minus-7. Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner
last season, carded a 6-under 67. He was joined in third place by Patrick
Reed, Scott Stallings, Ben Martin and Robert Streb.
Defending champion Zach Johnson opened with a 5-under 68. He shares eighth
place with world No. 11 Matt Kuchar, John Senden and Chris Kirk.
J.B. Holmes, Steven Bowditch, Kevin Streelman, Matt Jones, Brendon Todd and
Nick Taylor are one stroke back at minus-4.
MORE TO FOLLOW.