Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 85. Wind WSW 7-13 mph, with gusts to 21 mph.
Suspension: Play was suspended due to darkness at 5:48 p.m. with 10 players left to complete the round.
Resumption time: The first round will resume at 7:30 a.m. and the second round will begin as scheduled at 6:25 a.m.
Cameron Percy (1st/-10)
Ties career-low round on TOUR with a 62 (632nd career stroke-play round); only other 62 came in the second round of the 2010 Shriners Children’s Open (lost in a playoff)
Making his 218th career start on the PGA TOUR; career-best result is a runner-up at the 2010 Shriners Children’s Open during his rookie season (Jonathan Byrd won with a hole-in-one on the fourth playoff hole)
Four top-25s in 20 starts this season (best result: T12/The Classic in The Palm Beaches)
Competing this season out of the 126-150 category after finishing No. 137 in the 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
Holds a two-stroke lead at the time of the suspension; for reference, he is 0-for-2 to date with the 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR (T35/2010 Texas Children’s Houston Open, T14/2013 Puerto Rico Open)
FedExCup Fall Notes
The top 125 in the FedExCup Fall standings thru The RSM Classic will be exempt into all Full-Field events and THE PLAYERS Championship next season
Nos. 51-60 in the standings at the conclusion of The RSM Classic will qualify for two Signature Events in 2024 via The Next 10 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Genesis Invitational)
Player(s) currently projected to move into the top 125: Cameron Percy (No. 152 to No. 76)
Player(s) currently projected to move out of the top 125: C.T. Pan (No. 124 to No. 126)
Player(s) currently projected to move into The Next 10: Mark Hubbard (No. 61 to No. 60)
Player(s) currently projected to move out of The Next 10: Thomas Detry (No. 60 to No. 62)
World Wide Technology ambassador Keith Mitchell (T21/-5) entered the week No. 68 and is currently projected to move to No. 67; Mitchell is the only player that finished in the top five in 2023 at both Signature Events that The Next 10 will qualify for (T4/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 5th/The Genesis Invitational)
Additional Player Notes
Four-time PGA TOUR winner Camilo Villegas (T2/-8) competing on a sponsor exemption, cards a 64, his lowest score on TOUR since the second round of the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii (64)
Stephan Jaeger (T12/-6) made a hole-in-one at the par-3 11th (181 yards), the second ace of his PGA TOUR career and first since the first round of the 2021 Corales Puntacana Championship
2022 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Cameron Young (T6/-7) is making his first start since the BMW Championship and is the highest-ranked player in the field (No. 17 in the Official World Golf Ranking); a player that qualified for the BMW Championship has won three of the four tournaments during the FedExCup Fall and Young is the only player among the top 26 that did so
Making his PGA TOUR debut as an Open Qualifier, 17-year-old Billy Davis is 2-under through 17; the last player younger than 18 to shoot 70 or lower in a round on the PGA TOUR was Akshay Bhatia at the 2020 American Express (R3)
32 of the 132 players in the field (24.2%) hit all 14 fairways in the first round
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