Lahiri, who was among the late starters, had two birdies against three bogeys when darkness led to suspension of play with 14 players yet to complete their first round.

It was a nice weather as early showers gave way to partly cloudy conditions in the morning before sunshine and mid-60 temperatures in the afternoon.

Lahiri was provisionally tied 77th with Colombian Camilla Villegas (63) leading by three shots. Chez Reavie, Bubba Watson and Luke List were tied second with 66 each. It was not the best of days for Lahiri, who found only six of the 16 fairways and six of the 16 greens in regulation.
Lahiri starting from 10th birdied the 11th, but gave back shots on 12th and 15th. Then on par-3 fourth, his tee shot landed just two feet away for a nice birdie, but with darkness enveloping the course, he bogeyed the seventh.
A birdie chance from 12 feet on the par-5 first was amongst the missed chances, as also a couple from around 12-15 feet, as Lahiri did not find the greens as often as he usually does.
Rory McIlroy, who his making his debut at the Riviera, shot four-under 67 and was tied fourth, while World No. 1 Jordan Spieth endured one of his worst rounds with a eight-over 79. The round included eight bogeys and one double bogey.

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