Graham DeLaet one shot behind Honda Classic leaders

Graham DeLaet is the top Canadian after the first round at the PGA's Honda Classic. (Hugh...

Graham DeLaet is the top Canadian after the first round at the PGA's Honda Classic. (Hugh Gentry/Reuters/Files)

TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:43 PM ET

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. - Leave it to the Canadian to excel in unusually cool, windy conditions in South Florida.

Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., held a share of the clubhouse lead after a chilly, breezy morning at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic Thursday and is one stroke back of leader Camillo Villegas, who had the benefit of playing in the afternoon when temperatures went up and scores went down at PGA National.

Playing in perfect, sunny and windless conditions, the Colombian raced into the lead with a 6-under 64 that included an eagle three on the 18th hole.

That left DeLaet tied for second place at 5-under 65 after his six-birdie, one-bogey round. His lone blip was a three-putt on the 16th hole, but he missed only one green in regulation all day and made some early putts to build confidence.


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