Jamie Lovemark watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Friday, June 19, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Lenny Ignelzi
September 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Jamie Lovemark shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Anirban Lahiri in the Web.com Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship.

Lovemark finished 12th on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list to earn a 2015-16 PGA Tour card and is playing the four-event series in a bid to improve his tour priority status. The former Southern California player had an 11-under 133 total at Sycamore Hills.

Lahiri, the first Indian player to qualify for the International Presidents Cup team, bogeyed the final hole for a 65. Ranked 40th in the world, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship.

The series features the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour such as Lahiri who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.

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