George McNeil is leading the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club on day one at the suspension of play, due to fog. George McNeill / Getty Images George McNeill was at -8 under par through sixteen holes on Thursday to top the leaderboard at The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club. Play was delayed 1 hour, 37 minutes, and there were 50 players who didn't finish the opening round. George said he was hoping to play well in these early tournaments; "If I can play well to start the year with these fall events, it can give me a little jump start to having a decent year." Briny Baird and Brian Gay are tied in second spot, having finished their opening rounds at -7 under par. Briny had a bogey free round, to prove he is in a positive mode this season, after he missed all of 2013 while recovering from double shoulder surgery the year before. Briny, who has never won on the PGA Tour, does not like to be reminded of that fact; "I'd probably rather be the guy that's won the most money and not won than the guy who has won the least amount and won once. When you hear that catch-phrase, that does drive you a little nuts that we're only out here playing for trophies. I kind of cringe at that because that's not true. Otherwise, we'd just be donating our money to charity and living in huts. So it's not entirely true." Brian has just flown back from China, and showed no signs of jet-lag as he cruised to his -7 under par 63, which included one bogey; " I was super tired, I wasn't feeling very good at all this morning, I've struggled the last few days sleeping and been really tried. It was just a solid day, I played nice and hit the ball good and hit a lot of greens and made some long putts so it was a really solid day. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. But a nice day. Solid. Hit the ball nice, made a couple of long putts. Just a good day." There are currently five players tied in fourth spot at -5 under par. Of those only Robert Garrigus has yet to complete his round, having played 13 holes, so could yet get up to the leader tomorrow at the re-start.