The top of the PGA leaderboard has come out strong on Thursday, with 18 players currently under par and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands in first place at -6.
However, former Texas golfer Matt Dobyns hasn't been so lucky, as he finished the day in a tie for last place at +9. Dobyns, now a golf pro in the New York area, wasn't expected to be competitive in South Carolina, but he'll get one more chance to play with the top golfers in the world on Friday.
Tiger Woods, meanwhile, has kept himself in striking position on round 1, sitting at -2 through 15 holes.
Chris Stroud, a former Lamar golfer who is playing in his first PGA in his career, has a +1 through 12 holes, a score which has him in position to make the cut after Round 2.
Anders Hansen of Denmark, who golfed at the University of Houston, is set to tee off at noon.