August 04, 2017

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) Two-time tournament winner Kenny Perry shot a 7-under 65 Friday to hold a share of the lead after the first round of the PGA Tour Champions event just outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Perry, who won in Minnesota in 2014 and 2015, opened his round with six consecutive birdies. He finished with another one to join Mike Goodes atop the leaderboard at TPC Twin Cities.

Scott Verplank, Marco Dawson, Gene Sauers and Jay Haas finished at 6-under. Steve Flesch and Colin Montgomerie were among the golfers to card 67s.

Brandt Jobe leads a host of golfers who shot opening-round 68s, three shots off the lead.

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