Alker leads Champions playoff opener
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Steven Alker shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three PGA Tour Champions playoff events.
Alker had a bogey-free round on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course, making nine birdies in a 12-hole stretch from No. 12 to No. 5. The 50-year-old New Zealander is 55th in the season standings.
"It's a new chapter for me coming from Korn Ferry and playing with those young guys - big, strong, hitting it forever," Alker said. "So in places I was competitive out there, but I'm kind of maybe a little more competitive out here. My game's just coming around at the right time. You've still got to play golf and shoot the scores."
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