December 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rod Pampling shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a one stroke lead in swirling mountain winds Thursday at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open on the edge of the Sierra Nevada.
Two-time tourney winner Vaughn Taylor and former Nevada Wolf Pack golfer Rich Barcelo are among those a stroke behind after the opening round at Montreux Golf and Country Club, where morning winds gusted up to 32 mph. Also in that group at 4-under 68 are Steve Pate, Spencer Levin, Grant Waite, rookie Marc Leishman and Jonathan Kaye, who twice has been the runner-up at Reno.
A group another shot back at 69 includes three past winners of the PGA Championship - Paul Azinger, Steve Elkington and Shaun Micheel.
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