Miller leads in Knoxville; Daly one back

Zack Miller
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Zack Miller used a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead at the Knoxville Sentinel Open Thursday. He holds a one-shot advantage on a group of eight players tied for second another shot back that includes John Daly.

Miller opened with an eagle at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., then added four birdies to get to 6 under. A Stanford graduate, Miller has one top-3 finish this year and two top-10 finishes.

Daly also got off to a hot start at Fox Den with an eagle on the first hole, but bogeyed Nos. 5 and 6 to go back to even par. He made four birdies in five holes after making the turn but fell one shot short of Miller.

Joining Daly at 5-under 67 were Kirk Triplett, David Hearn, William McGirt, Justin Peters, Skip Kendall, Robert Damron and Andrew Svoboda. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.