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Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

James Hahn walks to the 17th green during the first round of the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving Texas Thursday James Hahn, Ricky Barnes shoot 64s to share first-round lead
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 May, 2017, 20:19

Thompson played her opening nine in even par with a birdie on No. 11 and a bogey on No. 17, then birdied No. 1 and Nos.

Lahiri, who missed the cut last week at Players with rounds of 75-75, has been struggling with his scoring of late.

Johnson's compatriots James Hahn and Ricky Barnes hold the joint overnight lead on six under, while Matt Kuchar, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Tringale and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas are all two strokes off the pace.

World number one Dustin Johnson, Masters victor and defending champion Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are all competing in Texas this week but it was Hahn and Barnes who found themselves atop the leaderboard early.

"The second nine was pretty insane", Thompson said.

Hahn, whose last win was at the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship, found the fairway on 12 of 14 chances and hit all but one green in regulation.

Barnes, 36, has yet to register a victory in his almost decade-long PGA Tour career.

Playing her third tournament since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer spotted, Thompson had a one-stroke lead over U.S. Solheim Cup teammates Gerina Piller and Brittany Lincicome and young American Angel Yin.

Sluman and Jimenez closed with birdies, and Janzen had a run of six birdies and a bogey from holes 10-17. Kenny Perry is one shot back and one ahead of five others. 3-7 on Kingsmill Resort's River Course. Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 72.