(Reuters) – Peter Uihlein failed to break 70 in his first 10 rounds of the new PGA Tour season but on Thursday his game clicked into gear with an eight-under-par 63 for a one-stroke lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
Uihlein, out early before the wind sprang up in the Nevada desert, took advantage of pleasant conditions to notch nine birdies in his first round at TPC Summerlin.
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Tour rookie Seth Reeves tamed the more difficult afternoon conditions for a seven-birdie 64 to sit alone in second.
Jordan Spieth, in his first start since the Ryder Cup five weeks ago, shot a 66, a score matched by world number six Bryson DeChambeau.
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Chris Stroud dealt himself an ace at the par-three 14th with an eight-iron from 162 yards on his way to a 69.
Former U.S. Amateur champion Uihlein said everything just fell into place on Thursday.
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“I felt in complete control,” said the 29-year-old American.
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