Steve LeBrun spun a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64 in his opening round of the final stage of Q School to establish a one-stroke lead at the six-round event.
The 34-year-old converted eight birdies on PGA West's Stadium Course, but only one on the set of four par 5s. He's 0-for-3 at the final stage of Q School (2003, 2008, 2011) and finished 56th on the Web.com Tour money list this year. Notables lurking after 18 holes at PGA West include Kris Blanks (65), Alexandre Rocha (65), Edward Loar (65), Robert Karlsson (66), Richard H. Lee (66), Erik Compton (67), Morgan Hoffmann (67) and Lee Williams (67). Among the notables that failed to break par today include: 73--Patrick Cantlay; Tim Petrovic; Brian Stuard; Cliff Kresge; Steven Bowditch; Tag Ridings; Todd Demsey ... 74--Arjun Atwal; Kelly Kraft; Alex Prugh; Adam Hadwin; Matt Hill ... 75--D.J. Trahan; Paul Stankowski; Kevin Tway ... 78--Scott Brown.