Nate Lashley is the early first round leader at the PGA tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic which began play Thursday at Detroit Golf Club. He fired a 9 under par 63 for an early two shot lead. Among those chasing Lashley is Jackson native Brian Stuard who posted a 6 under par 66. Stuard graduated from Napoleon High School. Conditions were perfect on opening day. Lashley is ranked 353rd in the world and was a late qualifier for the tournament.