Fisher was suspended by the United States Golf Association in 2010 for not following protocol for leaving the Public Links Tournament without notification. He was also suspended by the West Virginia Golf Association, and received another WVGA suspension for a "breach of the code of conduct."
The Statts Mills resident was playing in his first WVGA event since 2010 and said he didn't want to be the center of controversy.
"For the integrity and protection of the field, there wasn't 100 percent certainty (it was my ball)," Fisher said. "There's a one percent chance it could've been. That's not worth the one percent. I couldn't give an honest answer."
As for Obecny, he had four birdies and four bogeys to finish with par. At the turn, the rising senior at Wheeling Park High School was even when a birdie and three bogeys in the next seven holes put him at 2-over. Birdies on the final two holes brought him back to even.
"I played pretty well on the front nine," said Obecny, the two-time Class AAA medalist at the State High School Tournament. "I hit a bunch of greens, made a few putts. I didn't play as well on the back nine but I birdied the last two holes."
Despite trailing O'Dell by two strokes entering the first of two rounds on the Greenbrier Course, Obecny likes his chances.
"I think I can put four rounds together," he said. "I played a bunch of tournaments, so I'm used to it. For other guys, they're not as used to it."
O'Dell, who has finished in the top five in three of the last four years, isn't one of those "guys."
Like many of the players in the field, O'Dell feels the scores can go lower on the Greenbrier.
"I felt that if I shot 71 or better I would be more than happy," O'Dell said. "Even a 73, I was fine. (On the Greenbrier), you can move up the leaderboard quick. There are a lot of birdie opportunities."
Three players are tied for third at 1-over, with Vienna's Chris Barlament, Buckhannon's Jeremy Rogers - who finished third last year - and Vienna's Alan Cooke.
Defending champion Pat Carter withdrew to watch his son play in the Little League Southeastern Regional Tournament in Warner Robins, Ga.