Reno-Taho Open: Josh Teater leading after round one at Montreux
Last Updated: 02/08/13 3:54pm
Josh Teater: Setting the pace in Reno
Josh Teater grabbed the early lead at the unique Reno-Taho Open as he bagged 15 points in the first round of the modified stableford scoring system in operation at Montreux Golf and Country Club.
The $3million tournament is the only one on the PGA Tour to use the modified stableford format which allocates points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole.
Eight points are awarded for an albatross, five for an eagle, two for a birdie, zero for a par, minus one for a bogey and minus three for a double bogey or worse.
Teater carded an eagle, six birdies and two bogeys to lead by one point from fellow Americans Gary Woodland and James Driscoll.
Greg Chalmers was a point further back, with fellow Australian Stuart Appleby and America's Colt Knost sharing fifth place on 12 points.
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington finished his opening round level, carding two birdies, a bogey and a double bogey.
The Dubliner faces an important two weeks as he tries to secure his FedEx Cup play-off place. He currently lies 123rd in the standings with the top 125 to qualify after next week's US PGA Championship.
Russell Knox was the best placed Briton, with two birdies giving the Scot four points - four more than Greg Owen, who carded three birdies and six bogeys.