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Bobby Gates shares 1st-round lead

Updated: December 9, 2010, 9:00 AM ET
Associated Press

COOLUM, Australia -- American Bobby Gates overcame an Australian wildlife experience to shoot an 8-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Australian PGA.

Gates, tied with Australian Andrew Buckle, birdied the final two holes, holing a 45-footer on No. 18.

On the par-3 14th, Gates had to wait while course marshals scared away a kangaroo near the front of the tee. After the delay, Gates pulled his tee shot into the water and made a bogey. He blamed shifting ...

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