Barracuda Championship: Martin Laird holds narrow lead after round one

Martin Laird
Laird, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, is looking for his first success since 2013

Martin Laird birdied his last hole to take a slender lead after the first round of the Barracuda Championship.

The Scot, 33, had eight birdies and a bogey to end the day on 15 points.

That put him one clear of 2013 winner Gary Woodland, Australian Greg Chalmers and Colombian Camilo Villegas.

The tournament - formerly known as the Reno-Tahoe Open - is the only one on the PGA Tour to use a modified Stableford format, with eagles worth five points and birdies worth two.

American Woodland said: "An eagle in this format, you really jump up that board."

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