Charles Warren shot a 30 on the front nine and tied the course record with a 10-under-par 62 to take the first- round lead in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (N.C.), beating his previous best score on the PGA Tour by four shots. Warren is two shots clear of K.J. Choi and three ahead of fellow Clemson alum D.J. Trahan.
"I've never had a round like that," said Warren, who has made only two cuts in his past 15 starts. "That's as close to a perfect round of golf as I've ever played."
Scoring in the afternoon improved greatly as Forest Oaks didn't quite dry out as expected, and the top seven enjoyed the easier conditions. John Rollins had the best round of the early starters -- he was in the first group off No. 10 at 7:30 a.m. -- and carded a 67 that left him tied for eighth.
Sergio Garcia had a 69, as did U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, and Adam Scott put himself in danger of missing the cut with a 73. . . .
Former PGA Championship winner Rich Beem, David Howell and Alessandro Tadini each shot 5-under 67s at Carnoustie in St. Andrews, Scotland, to lead the rest of the field after the opening round of the Dunhill Links Championship. The tournament is being played at three Scottish courses. Those who played Carnoustie yesterday will move to St. Andrews today and Kingsbarns tomorrow.
* TENNIS: Defending champion Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok.
Federer defeated German qualifier Denis Gremelmayr, 6-3, 6-2, in just over an hour, while Hewitt saved four match points to defeat American Justin Gimelstob, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (11-9) in 2 hours 15 minutes.
"I was in control all the time," Federer said. "I don't have to push 100 percent all the time."
Federer will face Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who defeated eighth-seed Luis Horna of Peru, 6-7 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
* COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kyle Bell was one of many stars for the Colorado State offense, rushing for a career-high 197 yards and three scores in a 41-23 victory over Air Force in Fort Collins, Colo.
He was a standout on a night full of big performances for the Rams (2-2, 1-0 Mountain West), who won their second straight and handed the Falcons (2-3, 1-2) their third straight loss.
David Anderson stayed on pace to become the most productive receiver in school history, catching seven passes for 105 yards and two scores. Little-used receiver Luke Roberts had five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Throwing all the passes was Justin Holland, who went 17 for 26 for 318 yards and three scores. The Rams finished with 551 yards in offense.
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