Chez Reavie opened with a 7-under par 65 and will take a one-shot lead into day two of the Fortinet Championship.
Reavie finished his first day at Silverado’s North Course with eight birdies against just one bogey to sit atop the leaderboard after 18 holes.
“Yeah, it was great. It was kind of a slow start but I told myself to stay patient, you have plenty of chances to make birdies, and I was able to do that coming in,” said Reavie.
“But I was 1 over through six holes, I think. I was like, okay, stay patient, don’t become impatient.
“Yeah, fortunately I was able to make some birdies.”
Cameron Triangle and Adam Hadwin were T2 on 6-under 66, one clear of a group of six players tied for fourth-place on 5 under.
Newly-minted Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris headlined a fourteen-player logjam at 4-under 68 – one better than Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who was among 18 more players at 3-under 69.
Phil Mickelson was one further back after a 2-under 70.