Mark Wilson spun a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-34=69 in the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to become the surprise leader in the clubhouse.
Wilson is making his fourth start on the Plantation Course, and has managed nothing better than a tie for 18th. He took advantage of the par 4s, racking up each of his four birides on Kapalua's medium-distance holes. His birdies ranged from a 29'8" bomb on the 10th, his first, hole and a kick-in from 2'6" on the third. He was shut out on the usually scorable par 5s. He will have to solve that riddle if he hopes to continue to contend as the tournament progresses.