Jeff Quinney set the pace in the morning wave, shooting a 7-under 63 and going into the clubhouse with a two stroke lead over Paul Casey, Ernie Els, Carl Pettersson, Jason Bohn, Jimmy Walker, Lee Janzen and Tim Herron.
Quinney, who started on the back nine, posted five straight birdies from holes 12-16 before bogeying #18. Three more birdies on the front nine put him in at -7 for the round. Quinney has amassed 67 FedExCup Points, and a win would put him in The Playoffs.
Els, who is currently 126th in the FedExCup Points standings, recorded six birdies with one bogey to finish the first round two back. Els, who played in the Wyndham Championship one time prior (in 1997 when he finished tied for 9th), entered the tournament just .437 behind Camilo Villegas.
Casey, starting on the back, posted an eagle on #5, four birdies and one bogey on the day. Currently 147th in the FedExCup Points with 258, Casey is 62 points out of the The Playoffs.
Tommy Gainey led the afternoon charge at the Wyndham Championship, finishing with a 7-under 63 and a share of the lead with morning pacesetter Jeff Quinney. Gainey posted an eagle on #5 and birdies on 1,2,8 and 9 to card 29 at the turn. He added a birdie on #13 to finish a bogeyless round.
Stuart Appleby shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 in the afternoon to move into second place. He posted an eagle on #5 and four birdies on the back nine, including three of the last five holes.
Defending champion Arjun Atwal shot an opening round 73 to finish +3 on the day.
Playing at the Wyndham Championship for just the second time since 1999, Vijay Singh shot an opening round 65 (-5). He carded three birdies on the front and three on the back, with a bogey on #12. He played in 2008 and missed the cut.
Dean Wilson withdrew due to a wrist injury.
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