Allred shoots 67 at Utah Championship

SANDY, Utah — Ashland native Jason Allred shot a 4-under par 67 to finish the first round of the Nationwide Tour Utah Championship tied for 13th at Willow Creek Country Club on Thursday.

J.J. Killeen shot a 9-under par 62 to take a two-stroke lead into today's second round.

Allred birdied the third, sixth and seventh holes to get to 3-under before dropping his only bogey of the day on eight. He finished strong with two more birdies on the par-4 13th and par-5 17th.

The Championship boasts a $550,000 purse, including $99,000 for the winner.

Allred tees off at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. Pacific) today. Coverage by the Golf Channel begins at 3:30 p.m.

Women's British Open

At Carnoustie, Scotland, Meena Lee overcame wet conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Women's British Open.

The South Korean had seven birdies and no bogeys playing mainly in a heavy afternoon downpour.

Brittany Lincicome, who started her round in good conditions early in the morning, set the early pace with a 67. Among a group at 68 were Angela Stanford, South Korea's Amy Yang, Germany's Caroline Masson and Sweden's Sofie Gustafson.

Twice a winner on the LPGA Tour in her first two seasons after turning professional in 2005, Lee is making her second visit to Scotland, having played in the British Open at St. Andrews in 2007.

Paula Creamer had two eagles and finished with a 69, along with Swedish rookie Caroline Hedwall, Japan's Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato, South Koreans Na Yeon Choi and Song-Hee Kim, Taiwan's Amy Hung and Canadian Lorie Kane.

U.S. Senior Open

At Toledo, Ohio, Olin Browne eagled two holes in a five-hole span down the stretch and finished with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

Browne, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour in his third year on the over-50 circuit, had four birdies, two eagles and a bogey.

At 2 under and three shots off the pace on his 13th hole, he hit a hybrid-3 from 216 yards that came to rest 6 feet from the pin at the par-5 4th and then rolled in the putt for eagle.

Greenbrier Classic

At White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Trevor Immelman shot a 6-under 64 to take the first-round lead by a stroke over five others at the Greenbrier Classic.

Shooting 65s were Gary Woodland, Billy Mayfair, Derek Lamely, Webb Simpson and Australian Steven Bowditch.

The Old White TPC course underwent a makeover since Stuart Appleby shot 59 in the final round last year to beat Jeff Overton by a stroke. The renovations included lengthened tee boxes and reseeded greens that are less receptive to approach shots.

The course surrendered 81 under-par rounds on the first day last year; 41 players broke par Thursday.

Irish Open

At Killarney, Ireland, Jeev Milkha Singh of India upstaged Ireland's major winners, shooting an 8-under 63 for a two-shot lead in the first round of the Irish Open.

Singh had an eagle and six birdies, the highlight coming on the 12th when a 20-foot uphill chip went in the cup.

Alexandre Kaleka of France had a 65, while Christian Nilsson of Sweden, Marcel Siem of Germany and Michael Campbell of New Zealand all had 66s.

More than 20,000 fans were on hand in Killarney to watch homegrown stars led by British Open winner Darren Clarke, who shot 69, and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, who finished with a 70.

McIlroy took an early lead of 4 under after the first 10 holes, but his game grew erratic and he had a double-bogey on the 18th.

Irishmen Graeme McDowell had a 72, and three-time major winner Padraig Harrington finished at 73.

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