2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic: Ben Crane leads after rain-shortened 1st round

Stuart Franklin

Poor weather interrupted the first round of the St. Jude Classic, but a few players posted good scores when they were able to be on the course.

Weather interrupted the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday, but it didn't prevent a few players from going low. A pair of late birdies jumped Ben Crane out of a tie for the lead, and he currently sits at the top of the leaderboard at 7-under with 60 players still with holes to play when the round was suspended for the night.

The morning groups were able to get in their first rounds without major issues, but heavy rains and lightning hit and caused a 3½-hour weather delay. Play eventually resumed and players remained on the course well past 8 p.m. ET, but there wasn't enough daylight to get the entire round in. The players yet to finish their rounds, including several near the lead, will be back on the course early Friday morning. That includes Billy Horschel who is 5-under through 16 holes.

Phil Mickelson was among the group able to complete the entire first round. He played well on Thursday, carding five birdies on the way to a 3-under round of 67. Mickelson put a lot of emphasis on having a strong week in Memphis in the final competitive tuneup before the U.S. Open next week. He mentioned the similarities around the greens between TPC Southwind and Pinehurst No. 2 and if the first round is any indication, Mickelson's short game is in good shape for the U.S. Open. His round included an incredible chip from an impossible lie to save par.

Retief Goosen at 4-under and Zach Johnson at 4-under through 15 are other notable players off to a good start. Here is a complete look at the leaderboard through the first day of action:

Place

Player

Score

Thru

1

Ben Crane

-7

F

T2

Peter Malnati

-5

F

T2

Billy Horschel

-5

16

T4

Retief Goosen

-4

F

T4

Joe Durant

-4

F

T4

Stuart Appleby

-4

17

T4

Zach Johnson

-4

15

T4

Jason Bohn

-4

14

T9

Freddie Jacobson

-3

F

T9

Phil Mickelson

-3

F

T9

Brooks Koepka

-3

F

T9

Hudson Swafford

-3

F

T9

Troy Merritt

-3

F

T9

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

-3

F

T9

Luke Guthrie

-3

F

T9

Davis Love III

-3

16

T9

J.J. Henry

-3

16

T9

Chesson Hadley

-3

16

T9

Ryan Palmer

-3

13

T9

Scott Scheffler

-3

12

T9

Austin Cook

-3

12

T9

Kevin Kisner

-3

12

T23

Padraig Harrington

-2

F

T23

David Hearn

-2

F

T23

Scott Stallings

-2

F

T23

Dustin Johnson

-2

F

T23

Woody Austin

-2

F

T23

Ted Potter, Jr.

-2

F

T23

Camilo Villegas

-2

F

T23

Miguel Angel Carballo

-2

F

T23

Andres Romero

-2

F

T23

Ricky Barnes

-2

F

T23

Charlie Wi

-2

17

T23

Kyle Stanley

-2

16

T23

Justin Leonard

-2

16

T23

Jhonattan Vegas

-2

14

T23

Jeff Overton

-2

14

T23

Cameron Tringale

-2

14

T23

Scott Gardiner

-2

12

T23

Gary Christian

-2

12

T23

Taylor Gooch

-2

12

T42

Steve Marino

-1

F

T42

Heath Slocum

-1

F

T42

Brian Harman

-1

F

T42

James Hahn

-1

F

T42

Tommy Gainey

-1

F

T42

Sean O'Hair

-1

F

T42

Andrew Svoboda

-1

F

T42

Joe Ogilvie

-1

F

T42

Graeme McDowell

-1

16

T42

Matt Every

-1

16

T42

George McNeill

-1

15

T42

Ian Poulter

-1

15

T42

Tim Petrovic

-1

14

T42

Tim Clark

-1

15

T42

Carl Pettersson

-1

14

T42

Chad Campbell

-1

13

T42

Will Wilcox

-1

12

T42

Tim Herron

-1

13

T42

John Peterson

-1

13

T42

Tim Wilkinson

-1

11

T42

Benjamin Alvarado

-1

11

T42

Bronson La'Cassie

-1

10

T42

Lee Williams

-1

10

T42

Eric Axley

-1

11

T66

Shawn Stefani

E

F

T66

Paul Casey

E

F

T66

Stewart Cink

E

F

T66

Ben Curtis

E

F

T66

Michael Thompson

E

F

T66

Rickie Fowler

E

F

T66

Lee Westwood

E

F

T66

Martin Laird

E

F

T66

Geoff Ogilvy

E

F

T66

Greg Owen

E

F

T66

John Rollins

E

F

T66

Robert Streb

E

F

T66

Tag Ridings

E

F

T66

Boo Weekley

E

15

T66

John Merrick

E

14

T66

Martin Flores

E

14

T66

Bud Cauley

E

12

T66

Doug LaBelle II

E

12

T66

Wes Roach

E

11

T85

Michael Putnam

1

F

T85

Charles Howell III

1

F

T85

Webb Simpson

1

F

T85

Kevin Stadler

1

F

T85

David Toms

1

F

T85

Nicholas Thompson

1

F

T85

Jim Herman

1

F

T85

Jerry Kelly

1

F

T85

Troy Matteson

1

F

T85

Chad Collins

1

F

T85

Stephen Ames

1

F

T85

Ryuji Imada

1

13

T85

Jeff Maggert

1

13

T85

Ben Martin

1

11

T99

Morgan Hoffmann

2

F

T99

Kevin Streelman

2

F

T99

Patrick Reed

2

F

T99

Jonathan Byrd

2

F

T99

Harrison Frazar

2

F

T99

Robert Allenby

2

F

T99

Brian Gay

2

F

T99

Matt Bettencourt

2

F

T99

Josh Teater

2

F

T99

Alex Prugh

2

F

T99

Brad Fritsch

2

F

T99

Tyrone van Aswegen

2

F

T99

Scott Langley

2

F

T99

Danny Lee

2

F

T99

Russell Knox

2

F

T99

John Daly

2

F

T99

Mark Wilson

2

17

T99

Russell Henley

2

16

T99

Steven Bowditch

2

16

T99

Roberto Castro

2

13

T99

Bobby Gates

2

12

T99

Edward Loar

2

12

T99

Andrew Loupe

2

11

T122

Thorbjorn Olesen

3

F

T122

Brice Garnett

3

F

T122

Will MacKenzie

3

F

T122

Jim Renner

3

F

T122

Sang-Moon Bae

3

F

T122

Darren Clarke

3

F

T122

Harris English

3

F

T122

Dicky Pride

3

F

T122

J.B. Holmes

3

16

T122

D.A. Points

3

15

T122

Cameron Beckman

3

14

T122

Grant Leaver

3

10

T134

John Senden

4

F

T134

Trevor Immelman

4

F

T134

David Duval

4

F

T134

James Driscoll

4

F

T134

Jamie Lovemark

4

F

T134

Zachary Olsen

4

F

T134

Dustin Morris

4

F

T134

William McGirt

4

14

T134

Scott McCarron

4

14

T143

Scott Verplank

5

F

T143

Kevin Foley

5

F

T143

Kevin Tway

5

F

T143

Kris Blanks

5

F

T143

Johnson Wagner

5

17

T143

Paul Goydos

5

14

T149

Alex Aragon

6

F

T149

Kelvin Burgin

6

11

T151

David Lingmerth

7

F

T151

Charlie Beljan

7

F

T151

John Mallinger

7

F

154

Daniel Chopra

9

F

155

Isaac Sanchez

16

F

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