Robert Streb shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Stewart Cink topped the six-player group at 67.
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy appeared on the verge of making a late run at the leaderboard before making a double bogey on the difficult par-3 17th hole. McIlroy appeared stunned when his tee shot hit the rock wall in front of green and his ball caromed high into the air and into the water. He finished with a 70.
Phil Mickelson had his troubles too after a fast start. Mickelson opened with three birdies, but made a double bogey on the 18th hole. He shot 71, leaving him six shots back.
Maggert heads Champions major
Jeff Maggert birdied three of the final four holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Kevin Sutherland after the first round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek. Maggert held onto the lead at the first of the Champions Tour's five majors despite a bogey on No. 18. Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Wes Short Jr. were two strokes back at 69.
… Joanna Klatten finished with a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship. Morgan Pressel, Alison Lee and Pat Hurst were a stroke back. Michelle Wie withdrew because of a left hip injury after a 78.
Coyle scores in U.S. victory
Ben Smith and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart as the United States rallied for a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship.
Coyle also had an assist to go with his second goal in three games. Former Minnetonka star Jake Gardiner scored the third with a wrist shot midway through the final period as the U.S. set up a semifinal against Russia.
Ayala found dead
Tony Ayala Jr., a fierce, gifted and troubled fighter who was a rising middleweight contender before a rape conviction sent him to prison, was found dead Tuesday at his family's boxing gym in San Antonio. He was 52. San Antonio police said they had found heroin and a syringe next to his body and suspected that a drug overdose had killed Ayala.
Whitewater ousts St. John's
No. 3 Wis.-Whitewater, the defending national champion, defeated St. John's 2-0 in the losers' bracket of the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional in La Crosse, Wis. The Warhawks (34-10) scored one run in the seventh and one in the ninth to advance. Colin Grove shut out the Johnnies on an eight-hitter. Collin Felhaber threw a six-hitter for St. John's (26-16). He struck out five, walked four.
• Rain postponed the Gophers' baseball game with Michigan State at Siebert Field. The teams will make up the game as part of a Friday doubleheader, with games at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
• The Gophers' Jose Mendez shot an even-par 72 to tie for 22nd after the first round of the NCAA Bremerton (Wash.) Regional golf tournament.
• St. Thomas finished 11th in the NCAA Division III men's golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., with a 904 total — 10 shots out of 10th. Alex Kapraun was the Tommies' top individual, tying for eight with a 1-over 217.
• Augustana is in 11th place after two rounds of the NCAA Division II women's golf tournament in Allendale, Mich., with a 655 total. Sierra Langlie, a freshman from Andover, leads the Vikings with an 11-over 155, which ties her for 15th into the final round.
• Carleton is tied for seventh in the NCAA Division III women's golf tournament in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., with a 989 score after three of four rounds. Grace Gilmore of the Knights was tied for eighth with a 238 score.
staff AND wire reports