Jim Furyk, his game sizzling in the morning frost, shot a 6-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the PGA’s $1.2 million Freeport-McDermott Classic at New Orleans. Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 7-over 79.
Barb Mucha, making an 80-foot shot for an eagle on her first hole, had a bogey-free opening round of 5-under 68 to share the lead with late-charging Marianne Morris in the LPGA’s Standard Register Ping. Mucha is coming off a six-week layoff.
Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, carded a 4-over 77. Robin Walton of Clarkston, Idaho, is at 8-over 81.
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