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Robert Garrigus gets rocky break, leads Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
Robert Garrigus reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)

OAKVILLE, Ontario – Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 when first-round play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended Thursday because of high wind and potential lightning strikes.

The 40-year-old Garrigus won his lone PGA Tour title in 2010. He made five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6, then birdied four of the last six holes – three of them par 5s.

PGA Tour rookie Adam Schenk was second. He birdied the first five and last three.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Danielle Collins wins

Stefanos Tsitsipas followed up his upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open by beating Roberto Bautista Agut to become the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2007. The 20-year-old Tsitsipas’ 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory made him the first player from Greece to make it to the final four at a major. Also into her first major semifinal is Danielle Collins of the U.S.