Former champion Simon Proverbs fired early warning shots on the first day of the 2018 RBC Classic at the Barbados Golf Club on Saturday.
Proverbs, the 2012 champion, kept himself among the main contenders with a two-over-par 74, shooting 38 on the front nine and then went even par of the back with 36.
Also among the early finishers Friday were young national player Xavier Wiggins, who scored 77, and veteran Barbados player Julian Jordan who posted 82.
Among the women, veteran Julia Stephenson was being chased by Helen Foster and Gail Fields, who were close behind.
88 players are contesting the Classic in five divisions and several of the categories are highly competitive, particularly the seniors and super seniors, where experience counts.