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Tony Finau, Mike Weir both off to solid starts at the Masters

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Tony Finau hits on the 10th fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga.

Charlie Riedel, Associated Press

Utahns Tony Finau and Mike Weir both had solid opening rounds at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday.

For a good portion of Thursday’s round, both players were tied at 2 under par before Finau carded a 3-under 69 and Weir a 1-under 71.

The highlight of the day for either player came on Finau’s 15th hole. He found himself in a greenside bunker, but holed out for an eagle. In addition to that, he birdied five holes against four bogeys.

Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, finished with three birdies and two bogeys.

While Finau and Weir finished their rounds, a number of golfers did not, as play was suspended because of darkness. Play had been delayed early in the day for a number of hours because of storms.

When Finau and Weir were done, Englishman Paul Casey was atop the leaderboard by himself after shooting a 7-under 65, two strokes better than Americans Webb Simpson and Xander Schauffele.

By the time play was suspended, a third American, Justin Thomas, had joined Simpson and Schauffele at 5 under par through just 10 holes.