Lucas Glover

Little-name players start fast at Torrey Pines

Little-name players start fast at Torrey Pines

Unless you're a Golf Channel junkie, most of the names at the top of the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard after the first round Thursday were hardly of the household variety.

Among the top seven, only Bill Horschel, the 2014 FedEx Cup champion, is well established on the PGA Tour.

The others: Scott Brown, Andrew Loupe, Patton Kizzire, Tom Hoge, Rob Oppenheim and Harold Varner III. Pick any of them out from the gallery and you're either a family member, friend or stalker.

Brown, an Augusta, Ga., native whose sole tour victory came in the 2013 Puerto Rico Open, shot the most impressive opening round, recording five birdies on the front nine en route to a six-under-par 66...