Hahn, Barnes own Nel­son lead

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James Hahn birdied the fi­nal hole for a 6-un­der-par 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Ricky Barnes in the AT&T By­ron Nel­son at Irv­ing.

Matt Kuchar, Jhonat­tan Ve­gas, Ja­son Kokrak and Cameron Tringale shot 66s, and top-ranked Dustin John­son topped a group at 67.

Mas­ters and de­fend­ing Nel­son champ Ser­gio Gar­cia had three bo­geys on the front nine and just one birdie in a 73 that left him tied for 93rd. In other news: • Lexi Thomp­son had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and fin­ished with a 6-un­der 65 to take the firstround lead in the Kingsmill Cham­pi­onship at Wil­liams­burg, Va. Thomp­son has a one-stroke lead over Ge­rina Piller, Brit­tany Lin­ci­come and An­gel Yin.

• Scott McCar­ron ea­gled the par-5 18th hole for a 7-un­der 65 and a share of the first-round lead in the Re­gions Tra­di­tion, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five ma­jors, at Grey­stone in Birm­ing­ham, Ala. Lee Janzen, Jeff Sluman and Miguel An­gel Jimenez joined McCar­ron atop the leader board.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Bern­hard Langer opened with a 69. John Daly, com­ing off a vic­tory in the Insper­ity In­vi­ta­tional, shot a 71.

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