Lamely leads Bob Hope Classic

La Quinta: Derek Lamely fired a nine-under par 63 to seize the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour`s Bob Hope Classic, one stroke in front of Jhonattan Vegas and JJ Henry.

Lamely, who teed off on the 10th hole of the Palmer Private course -- one of four in use for the five-day event -- got hot coming home with an eagle and five birdies from the second to seventh holes.

Lamely is seeking a second career victory. He put himself in contention for rookie of the year honors last season with his victory in the Puerto Rico Open.

Venezuela`s Vegas had nine birdies in his eight-under 64 on the Palmer course, while Henry notched his 64 on the Nicklaus Private course.

Six players were a further shot back on 65.

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