Ashland's own Jason Allred presently sits in the top ten at the HP Bryon Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas. Allred, who made the field by shooting a 69 Tuesday in a qualifying playoff, fired a 2-under, 68, two shots behind provisional leader Marc Leishman.
As a number of competitors have yet to finish their Thursday rounds, Allred sits in a 10-way tie for seventh place. Among those tied with Allred is Louis Oosthuizen. Among golfers who have already finished their first round, Allred is one shot ahead of Vijay Singh, Dustin Johnson, and Sean O'Hare at 69.