Steve Rintoul birdied the first two holes, giving him confidence to overcome recent putting woes, and he finished with a 6-under par 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Houston Open.
Peter Jacobsen, the tour’s leading money winner, led a group of five golfers one shot back with 67s.
Pullman’s Kirk Triplett fired a 1-over 37-3673.
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