Garrett Willis and Chris Couch were tied for the lead when another gorgeous day at Innisbrook ended. Willis had a 4-under 67 in the still of the morning. Couch had a 64 in the afternoon as the breeze began to stir.
They are at 9-under 133 midway through the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., near Tampa.
Sergio Garcia is right behind them after a round of 5-under 66.
“Just keep trying to do the right things and see what we finish,” Garcia said. “I just want to keep building confidence into my head.”
Angela Stanford holed out from a fairway bunker for eagle on the par-4 ninth hole and shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Founders Cup, the tour’s play-for-free U.S. opener in Phoenix. England’s Anthony Wall shot a 4-under 67 to take a two-shot lead (9-under 133) through two rounds of the Sicilian Open in Ragusa, Sicily.