Tom Hoge opened with a flawless, 8-under 63 featuring a pair of eagles to take a one shot lead in the Shriners Children's Open.
“A little bit unexpected because I had a few weeks off and took a little time away from golf, so I didn't know where things would stand coming out today.
"I made a nice putt on 6, I don't know what it was, 30, 40 feet, and then holed the wedge on 7. That really jump started things.
"It was an interesting day. I feel like I missed some very makable birdie putts, but I holed some real nice long ones for eagle on 16 and some other long ones.
"Certainly happy with the score, but I've got to make a lot of birdies the next few days.”
Fellow American Maverick McNealy carded a bogey-free 64 for a share of second place alongside South Korean Si Woo Kim.
Defending champion Sungjae Im of of South Korea shot a bogey-free 65 for a share of fourth place alongside countryman S.H. Kim as well as Americans Sam Ryder, Keith Mitchell, Will Gordon and Tyler Duncan and Belgian Thomas Detry.
Play was suspended due to darkness with just a few players left on the course.