American Family Insurance Championship R1

Jerry Kelly takes lead in hometown

June 21-23
University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
Round 2, Round 3

Jerry Kelly shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in his hometown American Family Insurance Championship.


Kelly played the back nine at University Ridge in 5-under 31.

”I didn’t really get into a rhythm early,” Kelly said. ”I didn’t play the par 5s particularly well. I topped a shot as well on 6. To get this golf course at 7 without getting the par 5s, that gives me promise. It lets me know that there’s still more in there. I’ve just got to settle myself into every round and let things come to me, because I’m playing good now.”

He has three PGA Tour Champions victories after winning three times on the PGA Tour.

David Frost was a stroke back.

”For me, it was nice getting some roll on the ball. Didn’t drive it very well, but managed to make some long putts,” Frost said. ”If I could strike it better tomorrow and the putter still stays warm, that would be great.”

Tournament host Steve Stricker was at 67 with Kirk Triplett, David Toms, Duffy Waldorf, Corey Pavin and Tom Gillis.

”I hit a lot of greens. I gave myself some opportunities, but nothing really close,” Stricker said. ”I had a couple 10- or 15-footers, but I was always kind of in that 20- to 25-foot range it seemed like. Playing a little defensive at times.”

John Daly topped the group at 68. Defending champion Scott McCarron shot 71.

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz opened with a 76 in his third tour start. The former Atlanta Braves star got into the field on a sponsor exemption.

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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jerry Kelly
-7
65
2
David Frost
-6
66
T3
Kirk Triplett
-5
67
T3
Steve Stricker
-5
67
T3
David Toms
-5
67
T3
Duffy Waldorf
-5
67
T3
Corey Pavin
-5
67
T3
Tom Gillis
-5
67
T9
Steve Flesch
-4
68
T9
John Daly
-4
68
T9
Scott Parel
-4
68
T9
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
68
T9
Billy Andrade
-4
68
T9
Gibby Gilbert III
-4
68
T9
David McKenzie
-4
68
T16
Bernhard Langer
-3
69
T16
Retief Goosen
-3
69
T16
Brandt Jobe
-3
69
T16
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-3
69
T16
Woody Austin
-3
69
T16
Esteban Toledo
-3
69
T16
Lee Janzen
-3
69
T16
Stephen Leaney
-3
69
T16
Cliff Kresge
-3
69
T25
Colin Montgomerie
-2
70
T25
Kevin Sutherland
-2
70
T25
Kenny Perry
-2
70
T25
Michael Allen
-2
70
T25
Scott Hoch
-2
70
T25
Larry Mize
-2
70
T25
Shaun Micheel
-2
70
T25
Ken Duke
-2
70
T25
Bob Estes
-2
70
T25
John Huston
-2
70
T25
Jerry Smith
-2
70
T25
Dave Cunningham
-2
70
T37
Scott McCarron
-1
71
T37
Doug Garwood
-1
71
T37
Paul Broadhurst
-1
71
T37
Chris DiMarco
-1
71
T37
Billy Mayfair
-1
71
T37
Michael Bradley
-1
71
T37
Mike Small
-1
71
T37
Tommy Tolles
-1
71
T45
Vijay Singh
E
72
T45
Paul Goydos
E
72
T45
Mark Calcavecchia
E
72
T45
Scott Verplank
E
72
T45
Olin Browne
E
72
T45
Tim Petrovic
E
72
T45
Fred Funk
E
72
T45
Loren Roberts
E
72
T45
Gary Hallberg
E
72
T45
Kent Jones
E
72
T45
Dan Olsen
E
72
T56
Ken Tanigawa
1
73
T56
Darren Clarke
1
73
T56
Rocco Mediate
1
73
T56
Marco Dawson
1
73
T56
Stephen Ames
1
73
T56
Tom Byrum
1
73
T56
Steve Jones
1
73
T56
Tommy Armour III
1
73
T56
Dan Forsman
1
73
T56
Fran Quinn
1
73
T66
Wes Short, Jr.
2
74
T66
Willie Wood
2
74
T66
Glen Day
2
74
T66
Greg Kraft
2
74
T66
Omar Uresti
2
74
T71
Gene Sauers
3
75
T71
Bob Gilder
3
75
T71
Skip Kendall
3
75
T74
Jeff Sluman
4
76
T74
Joe Durant
4
76
T74
Scott Simpson
4
76
T74
John Smoltz
4
76
78
Dudley Hart
5
77