Andrew Loupe was tied at the top of the Farmers Insurance Open with Scott Brown at Torrey Pines Golf Club, when play was suspended due to darkness.
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Andrew and Scott both carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 in the Farmers Insurance Open.
Andrew on the easier North Course while Scott played the South Course, which he found extremely hard;
“Extremely hard, but it’s fair.”
“It’s just tough. If you’re out of position, you just have to play for par or bogey and you can’t make any big numbers out there because as soon as you get behind the 8-ball, you can’t press and try to make birdies.”
There are five players tied in the third position at -5 under par, Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire, Tom Hodge, Rob Oppenheim and Harold Varner 111, all carded rounds of 67 on the North Course.
Because of the disparity of the courses it will take a couple of day to level out.
Phil Mickelson thought starting on the South Course would be a good test for his driver, he ended up with -3 under 69;
“It was not what I expected, but better than I’m used to.”
Out of the 33 players who had opening rounds in the 60s, only 3 of the those scores came on the South Course, Scott Brown, K.J. Choi and Chesson Hadley, K.J and Chesson both had -4 under 68.