Humble, TX (Sports Network) - D.A. Points carded an 8-under 64 on Thursday to grab the lead following the first round at the Shell Houston Open.
Points holds a 1-stroke edge over Cameron Tringale and John Rollins, who each fired a 7-under 65 at Redstone Golf Club's Tournament Course to share second place.
"I mean, they're not super difficult holes, but if you hit it where you're looking and you leave it in the right spot, you make a good stroke, you give yourself good chances to make birdies," Points said about the course. "And today I finally saw some balls go in the hole and I played the par-5 real well."
Jason Kokrak and Angel Cabrera are tied for third place with matching 6-under 66s.
Steve Wheatcroft joined Tringale and Rollins at 7-under after a stretch of eight birdies in 10 holes starting at the fourth, but bogeyed two of his final five holes to fall three strokes off the pace.
He is joined by Jeff Overton and Brian Davis in sixth place at 5-under 67.
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