Watney holds first-round lead at Barracuda Championship

Reno, NV ( - Nick Watney had a bogey-free first round and he holds a 2-point lead using the Modified Stableford scoring system at the Barracuda Championship.

Watney, who carded nine birdies on Thursday en route to 18 points, is looking for his sixth career victory on the PGA Tour. His last win came at The Barclays back in 2012.

Geoff Ogilvy and Tim Wilkinson are both tied for second at 16 points, while Martin Laird and Chad Campbell are tied for fourth at 13, five points back of Watney at Montreux Golf and Country Club.

There is a four-way tie for sixth between Kevin Chappell, John Huh, John Rollins and Wes Roach at 12 points.

Scoring in the Modified Stableford system rewards eight points for a double- eagle, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie and zero points for a par. A player loses one point for a bogey and two points for a double-bogey or worse.