PEBBLE BEACH – Scott Piercy fired a four-under-par 67 to seize the clubhouse lead on Thursday early in the first round of the US Open, with plenty of marquee names in pursuit in tame conditions at Pebble Beach.
Piercy’s US Open spot was only secured on Monday when he emerged despite a missed cut at the Canadian Open within the top 60 in the world – at No 59.
He raced out out of the gate – reaching five-under with three early birdies and an eagle at the par-five sixth.
He then rallied, after a double-bogey at the eighth, with birdies at 12 and 14.
A three-putt bogey at the par-five 18th put him in the clubhouse at four-under, with fellow American Rickie Fowler four-under through 14.