Dougherty takes advantage of 'slower' Oakmont to grab lead

Updated: June 14, 2007, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Oakmont was as easy as it gets. The U.S. Open was as tough as ever.

Even with a half-inch of rain on the eve of the championship and several hole locations that showed a compassionate side of the USGA, Nick Dougherty and Angel Cabrera were the only players who managed to break par Thursday in an opening round that left players wondering if the worst was ahead of them.

Dougherty, a 25-year-old from England, played in the fourth group of the still morning and ...

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