Playing together for the first time in the team event, Maggert and Parnevik eagled the par-5 eighth and had six birdies in cool, breezy conditions on Big Cedar Lodge’s Buffalo Ridge course.
The next three rounds will be played on par-3 courses. Maggert and Parnevik will play the 18-hole Top of the Rock on Friday and Sunday, and the 13-hole Mountain Top on Saturday.
Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman were at 65 along with Davis Love III–Scott Verplank, 2015 winners Billy Andrade–Joe Durant, Paul Broadhurst–Kirk Triplett and Steve Flesch–David Toms. Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week for his first senior title.