Former Champion Durant Shares Hope Classic Lead

Former champion Joe Durant had a pair of eagles on his way to a 7-under 65 and is in a five-way tie for the first-round lead in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Seven other players are just one shot behind.

Tim Petrovic, Mathew Goggin, Siege Maruyama and Omar Uresti also opened with 65s. Among those one stroke off the pace were Kenny Perry, Lee Jansen, Robert Gamez and Steve Elkington.

Greenville's Will Mackenzie finshed at -5.