Six tied for the lead after round one of the Travelers Championship

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

ROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Zack Sucher made a 9-foot birdie putt in the last group of the day on the par-4 18th for a 6-under 64 and a share of a six-way tie for the lead Thursday in the Travelers Championship.

Ryan Armour and Bronson Burgoon set the mark during the morning at TPC River Highlands and the others matched them in the afternoon. MacKenzie Hughes sank an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole, Abraham Ancer shot a 30 on his back nine, and Kyoung-Hoon Lee shot his lowest round on the PGA Tour.

Burgoon birdied four of his first six holes, and Armour, who has missed the cuts in four of his last five starts, tied his lowest round of the season.

"I gave myself a lot of opportunities, which I hadn't been doing lately, Armour said. "I hadn't been hitting a lot of greens, wasn't shaping the golf ball the way I want to shape it. We worked really hard the last few days."

Paul Casey, who gave up a four-shot lead in the final round a year ago, missed a 17-foot par putt on the 18th and finished in a group of six at 65.