With just two holes left in his first round, Spain's Rafael Cabrera-bello is 1-under par and just one stroke behind leaders David Toms, Mike Weir and K.J. Choi, who have a ways to go in their round. Cabrera-bello started in the first group off No. 10 tee at 7 a.m. Pacific Time and recorded the first birdie of the tournament on that hole.
Cabrera-bello has had a few ups and downs since then, but he's maintained his round very well and now has a chance to be one of the unknowns who grab attention on the first day of the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Spaniard is a first-time Open qualifier, who made it into the field with a 136 total at England's Walton Heath. He's won once on the European Tour in the 2009 Austrian Open.