Jeff Maggert, Jesper Parnevik lead at Legends of Golf


RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik shot an 8-under 63 in better-ball play Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.

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.

Mark Calcavecchia and Woody Austin were a stroke back. They also eagled No. 8. Austin won the 2016 title with Michael Allen. Calcavecchia won the Boca Raton Championship this year.

Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman were at 65 along with Davis Love IIIScott Verplank, 2015 winners Billy AndradeJoe Durant, Paul BroadhurstKirk Triplett and Steve FleschDavid Toms. Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week for his first senior title.

Madison, Wisconsin, friends Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly were tied for 22nd at 68.

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