Playing in his first PGA Tour season, Zack Sucher has the first-round lead at the Barracuda Championship.
Zack Sucher carded nine birdies to lead the Barracuda Championship after Thursday's first round, while Ollie Schniederjans had reason to smile.
Sucher leads the Modified Stableford-scoring PGA Tour event on 18 points - a single-day record at the event that switched from stroke-play for the 2012 instalment - after going bogey-free at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada.
A debutant on the PGA Tour in 2015, Sucher's score only went in the right direction - with his nine birdies coming in a 14-hole stretch.
The 28-year-old is three points clear of Patrick Rodgers (15), while Ricky Barnes (14), David Toms and JJ Henry (both 13) round out the top five.
Billy Hurley III is among a group of five on 12 points having shot three straight birdies to finish his round in a flurry, while Robert Garrigus, 2013 runner-up Andres Romero, Jonas Blixt and Tom Hoge all join him six points off the pace.
Schniederjans finished the day in a tie for 87th, but his round - which saw him finish on two points - was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the par-three seventh.
The 22-year-old registered the 39th ace of the 2015 season, getting him out of negative numbers - his scored had dipped at minus seven through five holes.
Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy struggled, finishing at minus one in a tie for 110th - a far cry from his tournament-record 49 points 12 months earlier.