Jerry Smith has ace, leads Tucson Conquistadores Classic
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jerry Smith had a hole-in-one and shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's inaugural Tucson Conquistadores Classic.
The 50-year-old Smith used a 5-iron on the 212-yard seventh hole - his 16th hole of the day - on Tucson National's Catalina Course. He played the final nine holes in 6-under 30, making birdies on Nos. 2, 3, 6 and 8.
Colin Montgomerie, David Frost, Steve Pate and Marco Dawson were tied for second at 67.
Kirk Triplett, the winner of the PGA Tour's final Tucson Open in 2006 at Tucson National, was three strokes back at 68 along with Bart Bryant and Corey Pavin.
Jesper Parnevik had a 71 in his Champions Tour debut. The five-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 on March 7.