With three birdies in his first five holes, Jerry Kelly moved within a shot of the lead currently being held by Kyle Stanley and now Rory Sabbatini.
When you look at the numbers, it’s no wonder Kelly is contention. He’s in the top 10 in the field in driving accuracy and putting and is tied for 12th in greens in regulation -- only a 50 percent clip in a windblown first round kept him from ranking higher.
It’s been a slow couple of weeks for Kelly, though -- he missed the cut in Phoenix then tied for 50th in Mexico. Saturday has been a different story, however, with Kelly yet to miss a fairway and having hit all but one green in regulation. He’s also taken just six putts.
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