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Rogers leads after round 1 of Hilton Head Open

J.D. Patterson hits his second shot out of the rough on the par-4 ninth hole during the first round of the 42nd annual Hilton Head Open on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Moss Creek Golf Club’s South Course.
J.D. Patterson hits his second shot out of the rough on the par-4 ninth hole during the first round of the 42nd annual Hilton Head Open on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Moss Creek Golf Club’s South Course. dmartin@islandpacket.com

David Rogers carded a 68 to take a two-stroke lead after one round of the Hilton Head Open on Saturday at Moss Creek. Mark Tomedolskey, Matt O’Quinn and Seth Sweet notched 70s.

Three-time defending champion John Patterson is in a tie for fifth with Matt Bova with 71s.

Patterson’s 15-year-old son, J.D., carded an 87 to sit in a tie for 58th place in the 71-player field.

Rounding out the top 10 are Jason Heintschel and Ryan Williams with 72s and Scott Hunter and Colin Hawkins with 73s.

Rogers was the 2013 runner-up to Patterson, while Sweet took second place last year.

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