Humble, TX. - Carl Pettersson and Angel Cabrerra both carded seven-under 65's, before the 2012 Shell Houston Open was suspended due to inclement weather conditions.
The horns blew at 1:27 p.m. (CST) as a big flare up of thunderstorms entered the Houston/Humble, Texas area.
Pettersson got off to a hot start at Redstone, birdying three of his first four holes. Two more birdies on No. 6 and No. 7, would see the Swede make the turn in.
A par to start the back-nine, followed by birdie on No. 11 would get him to six-under par.
Back-to-back birdies on No. 14 and No. 15, saw him go to eight-under par and atop of the leader board.
Pettersson's only slip of his round came at the par-four, 15th. Where his approach shot found the right green-side bunker.
A bogey there, followed by a par on No. 18, resulted in his seven-under, 65.
"When asked about his opening round. Pettersson said, "Yeah. You know, I got off to a great start. I think I was 4-under through five or something like that and kept it going and got it 8-under."
"A little disappointing bogeying 17, but gave myself a great chance on 18 and didn't make it. Happy with 7-under."
"I felt my game was good in the Pro-Am yesterday," continued Pettersson. "You never know. I started off great with some birdies and it was a fun round. I really enjoyed it. Hit it well and played some putts."
Cabrerra also got off to a good start in his opening round, birdying the opening hole.
Birdies on No.'s four, six and eight, saw the 2009 Masters champion make the turn with a four-under, 32.
Two pars on No. 10 and 11 followed by back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13 and Cabrerra was at six-under through 13 holes.
A four hole par streak heading into the finishing hole, was capped off with one final birdie on the par-four, 18th.
'El Pato' as he is affectionately known on Tour would finish tied with Pettersson at seven-under par before the tournament was suspended due to the weather.