Percy, Piller Atop PCCC Leaderboard

Published 08/07 2014 08:31PM

Updated 08/07 2014 11:00PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--For a quarter century, some of the best young golf pros from around the world have gathered at Highland Springs Country Club to hone their skills.

It's the 25th annual price cutter charity championship.

KOLR 10's Megan Rice has our first round report.  

Thanks Dan I'm here Highland Springs for day one of the Price Cutter Charity Championship.

And it may not look like it right now but there was a weather delay for about an hour to start this one out.

After a rainy beginning it turned out to be a beautiful start to the Price Cutter Charity Championship.

Nick Rousey was in the chase early until trouble on the 18th.

He would bogey the hole to be at 3 under and two back of the lead at the turn.

Nick Rousey/-4, 68: "It's a good start. I just have to work on a few things. I hit some really lose shots. Just need to get a little bit better for tomorrow."

On 18 as well Martin Piller with a great start would eagle the second hole, misses a birdie but pars 18 to stay at 4 under.

We'll catch up with him later.

Philip Pettitt, Jr, was at 5 under going on to his last hole.

He would bogey the 9th finishing at four under.

The wind certianlly picked up later, but a lot of trouble on the 18th green.

Scott Pinckney misses a birdie and ended up with a par to finish at minus five.

Scott Pinckney/ -5, 67: "It was really soft this morning, obviously with the rain. The wind picked up probably on my seventh hole. A couple of holes with the wind are pretty tough so you are happy to make some pars."

Heading into the last hole Sam Suanders and Piller were tied at -7.

Saunders would lose a stroke hitting out of bounds at 18  ends up bogeying the hole and ends up at -6.

And at the same time on 9 Piller.

Ends the day with a par.

A bogey free round one.

Piller leads at seven under.

Martin Piller/-7, 65: "I birdied ten and eagled 11 so I was great start. And I've been playing well lately, the last couple of weeks. I felt like my game was pretty strong right now. But today I did a lot of good things and didn't make too many mistakes. So it was pretty solid."

And Dan due to the delay some golfers not even teeing off till as late as 3:30p.m.

So the leader board obviously subjec to change.

At Highland Springs, Megan Rice, KOLR 10 Sports.

Thanks Megan, the first round was suspended with golfers still on the course.

One of those is Cameron Perry who took the lead at eight under, he has one hole left to play.

Martin Piller is one stroke back.

Then comes Sam Saunders who is Arnold Palmer's grandson, and Zac Blair. 

Five golfers are three strokes back.

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