The Greenbrier Classic (Day 4): Play finally gets underway with Munoz carding a 61

Charleston's Christian Brand shot an opening round 72 at The Greenbrier Classic.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WCHS) - Though things started on Monday with practices and other events and continued through Wednesday, The Greenbrier Classic's comeback tour hit the all-important phase of competition on Thursday.

The Classic turned seven years old with the opening round of play.

Last year's tournament was cancelled after the Greenbrier Valley was hit with ravaging flood waters.

The Old White TPC Course featured some incredible rounds of golf in the first 18 holes of play.

Davis Love III held the lead for a big portion of the day with his 7-under par 63.

But as the day moved along Sebastian Munoz carded the best round on Thursday with an jaw-dropping 61.

The day included six golfers firing rounds of 6-under 64, including Danny Lee, who was the 2015 winner.

Four players posted scores of 65 while three others had rounds of 66.

Phil Mickelson, who helped make an awesome trio consisting of Lee and Bubba Watson, finished with a 67. He is tied with eight others for 16th. Scott Stallings, the 2011 Classic winner, is one of those.

Mickelson is trying to make the cut in 2017 after missing three other times.

Watson finished the day at 1-under 69.

Two West Virginians competing were Charleston's Christian Brand, who spends most of his time on the Web.Com Tour and 2016 State Amateur winner Alan Cooke of Vienna. Brand, who played in the group with evenutal leader Munoz, had a 72 while Cooke shot a 69.

Play continues on Friday at The Greenbrier.

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