J.B. Holmes leads after the first round at the British Open

J.B. Holmes of the United States plays tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Str)

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (WKYT) - J.B. Holmes is the leader after the first round at the British Open.

The Kentuckian birdied the last hole at Royal Portrush for a 5-under 66, leaving him a stroke clear of Shane Lowry.

Holmes' only bogey of the day came at the par-4 first hole.

This marks the first time Holmes has led a major tournament following a round.



 
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