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Gastonia's Varner tied for lead at Wyndham Championship

Fires first-round 62 at Sedgefield

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Harold Varner III, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan each shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship, the PGA Tour’s final regular-season event before the FedEx Cup playoffs. 

Hoge had the chance to take the lead alone, but a bogey on the final hole dropped him into a tie. 

Varner and Hoge tied their career low rounds on tour. For Sloan, it was his best-ever professional round.

Varner is from Gastonia.

 "Really comfortable. It's good," he said. "I've really played really well or really bad (here)."

Harris English was fourth at 64. Past Masters champion Patrick Reed led a group another stroke behind at 65 at Sedgefield Country Club.