It was a beautiful day to start the first round of the Buick Invitational, and Camilo Villegas certainly took advantage. He shot a nine under 63 on the North Course at Torrey Pines to grab the first round lead, and missed most of the rain that came late in the day.
Villegas has a three shot lead over both Davis Love, and Aaron Baddley, who shot six under 66 on the North. Love was surprised, and pleased with his opening round.
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"It was windy. Some holes played long, and others short," said Love. "I'm glad I played the North today instead of the South.
Three-time Buick Champion Phil Mickelson played the south, along with Poway High alum Charley Hoffman. Mickelson shot a two under 70, while Hoffman shot 71.
"It'll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow," added Mickelson. "It'll be good to get on the North, and hopefully I can shoot a low number but the conditions will be tough."
A good deal of rain is expected tomorrow and Saturday. A soft course will turn even softer, it'll be interesting to see how that effects the scores.