Sheehan's 10 birdies put him two shots ahead

Updated: July 25, 2002, 11:16 PM ET
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With a career-low 63 Thursday, Patrick Sheehan took a tremendous initial step toward his first tournament victory on the Buy.com Tour.

Sheehan's 9-under round on the 7,057-yard, par-72 Highland Springs Country Club gave him a two-shot edge after the first round of the $475,000 Price Cutter Charity Championship.

Sheehan went 32-31 with 10 birdies and one bogey on the day.

Sheehan hit 11 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation in besting his previous low round of 65.

Zoran Zorkic and Michael Connell are tied for second place at 7-under 65. Zorkic went 4-under for his last three holes. Connell had to go through qualifying Monday to make it into the tournament.

First round

Patrick Sheehan       32-31-63  9-under

Zoran Zorkic 31-34-65 7-under Michael Connell 32-33-65

Tom Carter 32-34-66 6-under Jason Dufner 34-32-66 Todd Pinneo 32-34-66 Eric Meeks 34-32-66 Rob McKelvey 34-32-66

Jeff Freeman 35-32-67 5-under Chip Beck 33-34-67 Richard Johnson 32-35-67 Bruce Vaughan 35-32-67 Jin Park 31-36-67 Kevin Durkin 33-34-67 Andrew McLardy 35-32-67 Tommy Biershenk 34-33-67 Bob Friend 33-34-67 Rob Bradley 34-33-67 Grover Justice 33-34-67 Erik Compton 34-33-67

Perry Moss 36-32-68 4-under Scott Sterling 35-33-68 Tjaart Van Der Walt 34-34-68 Ryan Howison 34-34-68 Hunter Haas 33-35-68 Danny Briggs 32-36-68 Steven Alker 33-35-68 Todd Barranger 35-33-68 Anthony Painter 35-33-68 Michael Flynn 35-33-68 Craig Spence 35-33-68 Chris Wisler 34-34-68 Marco Dawson 35-33-68 Todd Fischer 33-35-68 Ron Streck 34-34-68 Jason Caron 35-33-68 Shane Bertsch 33-35-68 D.J. Brigman 34-34-68 Clay Devers 34-34-68 Steve Ford 33-35-68

Keith Nolan 34-35-69 3-under Ted Purdy 35-34-69 Jason Gore 35-34-69 Brian Sharp 35-34-69 David Dyer 36-33-69 Tyler Williamson 36-33-69 Omar Uresti 36-33-69 Patrick Moore 33-36-69 Travis Nance 35-34-69 Ahmad Bateman 36-33-69

Joel Kribel 34-36-70 2-under Tag Ridings 36-34-70 Dave Stockton 35-35-70 Keoke Cotner 35-35-70 John Engler 34-36-70 Ernie Gonzalez 34-36-70 Steve Gotsche 34-36-70 Travis Williams 36-34-70 Jeff Klauk 35-35-70 Pete Morgan 34-36-70 Matt Seitz 34-36-70 Charles Raulerson 35-35-70 Gavin Coles 35-35-70 Darron Stiles 38-32-70 Craig Kanada 35-35-70 Kevin Johnson 34-36-70 Stiles Mitchell 37-33-70 Scott Petersen 34-36-70 Vaughn Taylor 37-33-70

Patrick Burke 37-34-71 1-under Steve Haskins 37-34-71 Andy Dillard 34-37-71 Barry Cheesman 37-34-71 Casey Martin 34-37-71 Brent Winston 35-36-71 Han Lee 35-36-71 Daniel Chopra 35-36-71 Kevin Dillen 35-36-71 Tim O'Neal 36-35-71 Roger Tambellini 37-34-71 Joe Daley 35-36-71 Ben Bates 36-35-71 Charles Warren 36-35-71 David Ogrin 33-38-71 D.A. Points 35-36-71 David Branshaw 35-36-71 Brian Wilson 35-36-71 Wes Tuck 35-36-71 Fran Quinn 36-35-71 Ben Ferguson 34-37-71 Richard Smith 38-33-71 Doug Garwood 37-34-71 Travis Perkins 35-36-71 Matthew Ecob 37-34-71

Anthony Rodriguez 38-34-72 Even Vic Wilk 37-35-72 John Adams 34-38-72 Jace Bugg 34-38-72 Chris Couch 36-36-72 Arron Oberholser 36-36-72 Ken Green 37-35-72 Todd Demsey 36-36-72 Jon Mills 36-36-72 Andrew Morse 34-38-72 John Kernohan 37-35-72 Scott Shelton 37-35-72 Eric Johnson 39-33-72 Don Reese 35-37-72 Richard Barcelo 37-35-72 Billy Judah 36-36-72 Jason Buha 36-36-72 Steve Runge 34-38-72 Bobby Gage 37-35-72 Jaxon Brigman 38-34-72 Steve Gilley 38-34-72 James Farrell 36-36-72 a-Michael Letzig 36-36-72

Chris Tidland 34-39-73 1-over Tom Kalinowski 39-34-73 Vance Veazey 38-35-73 Rocky Walcher 37-36-73 Sean Gioffre 37-36-73 Mike Donald 36-37-73 Todd Fanning 38-35-73 Shaun Haberstroh 36-37-73

Brian Kamm 34-40-74 2-over Gary Webb 37-37-74 Greg Gregory 37-37-74 Chris Starkjohann 38-36-74 Andy Walker 36-38-74 Jimmy Green 38-36-74 Wes Short 39-35-74 Nathan Green 35-39-74 Steve Holmes 39-35-74 Mike Perez 35-39-74 Robert Garrigus 38-36-74 Andy Sanders 36-38-74 Kory Bowman 37-37-74

Brad Adamonis 39-36-75 3-over Trevor Dodds 38-37-75 Jeff Sanday 38-37-75

Doug Dunakey 39-37-76 4-over Victor Schwamkrug 38-38-76 Brad Ott 37-39-76 Rob Wilkin 40-36-76

Gregg Meyer 38-39-77 5-over Roland Thatcher 37-40-77

a-Scott Seibert 35-43-78 6-over

Joey Maxon 40-39-79 7-over

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