GOLF ROUNDUP Sluman shoots record for 2-shot Chrysler lead
Carin Koch and Grace Park share first place in the LPGA event.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Jeff Sluman shot a course-record 62 for a two-shot lead in the Chrysler Championship on Thursday.
Jonathan Kaye made a hole-in-one with a 3-iron from 222 yards on 17, then followed that with a birdie for a 7-under 64. He was tied with Kirk Triplett and Kent Jones.
Vijay Singh made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine for a 65.
The Chrysler Championship is the final full-field tournament of the year, the last chance for players to get into the Tour Championship (top 30 on the money list), the Masters (top 40) or keep their PGA Tour cards for next year (top 125).
Sluman is 79th on the money list, his worst season in 10 years. Only a victory would give him a mathematical chance at playing next week at East Lake, or at Augusta National next April.
Nine Bridges Classic
JEJU, South Korea -- Carin Koch of Sweden and South Korea's Grace Park both shot a 6-under-par 66 today, taking the lead after the first round of the LPGA's CJ Nine Bridges Classic.
Koch, looking for her second LPGA Tour victory, fired four straight birdies to start the day.
Trailing behind Koch and Park were Jill McGill of the United States and England's Karen Stupples, who both shot five-under 67s.
The most spectacular shot of the day was made by Mexico's Lorena Ochoa, who sank a hole-in-one in the par-three 13th.
SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under-par 67 in the wind to share the first-round lead at the Volvo Masters with fellow Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara, who was stung by a bee early in his round.
Brian Davis and Alastair Forsyth were at 68, with Luke Donald, Peter O'Malley, Christian Cevaer and Jonathan Lomas at 69.