GRILLO, FITZ­PATRICK TIED FOR LEAD AT BAY HILL

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

orlando, fla.» Emil­iano Grillo made it through the cold start at Bay Hill for a 5-un­der-par 67 on Thurs­day and wound up tied for the lead with Matt Fitz­patrick in the first Arnold Palmer In­vi­ta­tional with­out the beloved tour­na­ment host.

Grillo over­came a rough start with seven birdies and was three shots bet­ter than any­one else from the morn­ing side of the draw, which proved to be the tougher. Fitz­patrick played bo­gey-free in warmer after­noon tem­per­a­tures on a Bay Hill course in the best shape it has been in years.

Sam Saun­ders, Palmer’s grand­son, reached 2-un­der par un­til mak­ing a pair of 6s over the last three holes go­ing for the green over

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