The Open was delayed for an hour and a half or more by fog. Once it lifted, they started with a Quad with two retired. First down is the long retired on the left middle, thrown left to right in front of a row of trees and brush. It lands on a line tight behind the flyer station. This gunner is hard to see because the land crests and then rolls down toward the gunner and the mark so he is only partially visible. While the bird is very visible in the air, as the sun moved around, the gunner went from bright sun to shade and became even harder to pick out. Next is the shorter flyer shot left to right in an open field. Third down is the even shorter short retired on the right thrown right to left along a tree line converging with the longer flyer and landing in a green opening. Last is the shortest mark on the left thrown angled back and down a slope from right to left. After the first dog ran, a duck got away from the flyer gunners and went behind them and they shot and sluiced it at a spot right on line to the long mark. The scent from this bird caused problems for several dogs who stopped to hunt there on their way to the long mark and either continued on to retrieve the mark or returned to the old flyer fall. Later in the running, the scent seemed to diminish, but then the wind came up and some dogs are still checking down on the scent coming off the flyer station on their way to the long mark. There have been several handles and pickups, primarily on the long mark.