RENO, Nev. -- Andres Romero had seven birdies in a bogey-free first round at the Reno-Tahoe Open to take a one-point lead over South Korean rookie Seung-Yul Noh.
Romero, from Argentina, had 14 points Thursday under the modified Stableford scoring system that puts a premium on aggressive play. Players receive eight points for double-eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double-bogey or worse.
It's the first time the scoring system has been used on the PGA Tour since the 2006 International in Colorado.
The 21-year-old Noh had seven birdies and a bogey for 13 points at Montreux Golf & Country Club, where only Americans have won in the tourney's 13 previous years.