MARYLAND (US), June 24: Anirban Lahiri made a modest start at the Quicken Loans National with an even par 71 while Arjun Atwal shot one-under 70 after the Tiger Woods� annual event started two hours late because of rain.
Lahiri had two birdies and two bogeys while Atwal, who got an invitation into the event, had two birdies and one bogey. Atwal was Tied-55th, while Lahiri was Tied-72nd.
Jon Rahm, who is making his professional debut this week, took the lead at seven-under 64 at the Congressional, which because of rain was soft and allowed aggressive play. Rahm, the 21-year-old Spaniard, was the only amateur to make the cut last week in the US Open, tying for 23rd at Oakmont. The long-hitting Rahm had a one-stroke lead over Jhonattan Vegas and a two-stroke advantage over a pack that included Els, who lifted the 1997 US Open title at Congressional. � PTI