Stricker leads Wisconsin Champions event

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Steve Stricker made himself at home at the top of the leaderboard on a rainy and breezy Friday at the American Family Insurance Championship.

The hometown star and tournament host shot an 8-under 64 at University Ridge to take a one-stroke lead over 63-year-old Brad Bryant in the PGA Tour Champions event. Stricker birdied five of the first eight holes, bogeyed the par-5 ninth, and birdied Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 16.

"The wind was out of the northeast, which is a wind that we don't see very much of this time of year," Stricker said. "So there were some holes to start with that played pretty tough and I got through those holes in good shape. Then just kept giving myself a few opportunities. A little hiccup on No. 9, but other than that it was a good round today."


Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $977,571
2 Paul Broadhurst $921,099
3 Jerry Kelly $890,763
4 Steve Stricker $806,235
5 Miguel Angel Jimenez $790,872
6 Joe Durant $754,486
7 Gene Sauers $678,685
8 Scott McCarron $644,103
9 David Toms $627,199
10 Tom Lehman $594,662
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