Forsman takes first-round lead on Champions Tour

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Dan Forsman made three straight birdies on both the front and back nine Friday, shooting 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Regions Charity Classic.

Forsman began his first run of birdies at No. 2, then followed with a trio beginning at No. 14, to post his lowest first-round score of the year on the Champions Tour.

Keith Fergus, Larry Mize and Hal Sutton shot 6-under 66. Sutton did it with a string of four straight birdies beginning at No. 14, with all of his birdie putts from 6 feet or less.

Tom McKnight, Gil Morgan, Eduardo Romero, Chris Starkjohann and Jim Thorpe were at 5 under, and 12 players were another shot back.

Former major winner Bob Tway shot 4-over 76 in his Champions Tour debut.

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