Farmers Insurance Open: Scott Brown shares lead at Torrey Pines

Scott Brown
Scott Brown carded his opening-round six under par on the South Course at Torrey Pines
Farmers Insurance Open first-round leaderboard
-6 Brown (US), Loupe (US); -5 Horschel (US), Oppenheim (US), Kizzire (US), Hoge (US), Varner III (US); -4 Choi (Kor), Matsuyama (Jpn), Steele (US), Woodland (US), Stallings (US), Every (US), Hadland (US); Selected others: -3 Laird (Sco), Dunne (Ire); -1 Lowry (Ire), Rose (Eng); E Day (Aus), Davis (Eng)

American Scott Brown hit eight birdies in his final 11 holes to share the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.

The 32-year-old joins compatriot Andrew Loupe at the top of the first-round leaderboard in San Diego following a six-under-par 66.

Australian defending champion Jason Day, who has been suffering with a virus, carded a 72 at Torrey Pines.

Scotland's Martin Laird is the best-placed Briton in tied 15th, after a three-under round of 69.

Ireland's Shane Lowry and England's Justin Rose are one under in a tie for 54th.

American Rickie Fowler, who won last week's European Tour event in Abu Dhabi, struggled with his putting in his one-over-par 73.

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