Trio shares lead after up-and-down Farmers first round at Torrey Pines

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Taking the tee for the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open is like arriving for spring training — everyone is brimming with optimism and believes they have a chance to win. The course hasn’t yet knocked such notions out of them, especially those who start on the relatively easier North Course. So dare to dream, Sam Ryder, Aaron Rai and Brent Grant. There isn’t a PGA Tour title among them. Heck, Grant is a tour rookie. But they share the first-round lead after each shot 8-under 64s Wednesday on the North Course. “I’m thankful to be out here and thankful for this good round,”…

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