COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Martin Flores birdied his final hole for a 4-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Alex Aragon on Thursday in the Web.com Tour Finals' Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.
Flores and Aragon each had five birdies and a bogey on Ohio State's Scarlet Course.
The tournament is the third of four events in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings.
Aragon finished 68th on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list and has earned $4,421 in the first two series events. Flores was 156th in the FedEx Cup and has made $2,900 in the series.
Steve Marino, Aaron Watkins, Blake Adams, Brad Elder and Derek Ernst were tied for third at 68.