Ben Silverman bolted from the gate to finish the first round of the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga., in a tie for eighth.
Silverman put up five birdies on his first eight holes and parred his way home to put up a bogey-free, five-under 67 that left him four shots off the lead going into Friday’s second round.
Just one shot behind him is Nick Taylor, who shot a 68, and another shot back at three under are David Hearn and Corey Conners
Defending champion Mackenzie Hughes finished the first round at even par.
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Brooke Henderson shot a two-under 70, with just one bogey on the day, to finish the first round of the CME Group Tour Championship in a tie for 18th.
Henderson is four shots back going into Friday’s second round in Naples, Fla.
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