CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Playing in his first Ohio Amateur and handling it like a veteran, Corey Richmond shot an 8-under-par 63 — including a hole in one — for a three-stroke lead after Tuesday's rain-delayed first round at Brookside Country Club.
The Northern Kentucky senior holed an 8 iron from 178 yards on the seventh hole and added eight birdies on a Donald Ross layout considered one of the toughest tests in the state.
Ohio State's Michael Bernard, the youngest winner of the Ohio Am three years ago at 16, had a 66. Tied with Bernard was Andrew Dorn, a Coastal Carolina golfer from West Chester, who is coming off a win in the prestigious North & South Am.
Weather suspended play twice, with half the field unable to complete the round.