Lehman leaps to lead after first day of 3M Championship in Blaine


A hometown favorite leads after the first day of the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. Minnesota native Tom Lehman shot an 8-under 64 on Friday and he leads the field by three strokes over his nearest competition.

Lehman, who helped design the course, led the trio of Grant White, Scott Dunlap and P.H. Horgan III, who are all 5-under.

According to the Star Tribune, Lehman's 64 is the lowest round on the Champions Tour since he fired a 62 in the 2012 season-ending Schwab Cub Championship.

He carded an eagle on the par 5 No. 3 and finished with a 31 on the front nine. He then carded three consecutive birdies to finish his first round.

On 18, Lehman was inches away from a second eagle to close it out.

Lehman's best finish in the 3M Championship came in 2011, when he was the runner up, but he hasn't fared better than a tie for 23rd since then.

Of the trio of players three strokes back, Dunlap may pose the biggest threat. He was even-par through seven holes and then rattled off a tournament record-tying seven straight birdies to briefly take the lead until Lehman's streak near the end of his round.

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