Jason Millard shot a 6-under-par 66 to take the lead after Thursday’s opening round of the 86th New Hampshire Open Championship.

Thursday’s round was played at Bretwood Golf Club in Keene. Friday’s second round is set for Keene Country Club.

Millard, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., leads Brett Cairns of Courtland, Ontario, by one stroke. The top Granite Staters were Bob Kearney, an amateur who plays out of The Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, and Nick Pandelena of Atkinson, both of whom shot 68 and sit in a nine-way tie for third.