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Stewart Cink holds two-stroke lead after Round 1 at Cologuard Classic

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    Things to know

    • 50-year-old Stewart Cink opened with bogey-free 62 and holds a two-stroke lead over 2022 Cologuard Classic champion Miguel Angel Jimenez and sponsor exemption Cameron Beckman

    Stewart Cink, 32-30 – 62 (leader/-9)

    • This is his low 18-hole score on PGA TOUR Champions (18th round)
      • Previous low 18-hole score: 65 (2023 Shaw Charity Classic, Final Round)
    • This is his first time leading/co-leading after any round on PGA TOUR Champions
      • Previous best position: 2nd (2023 Kaulig Companies Championship, 2nd Round)
    • The 50-year-old seeks his first win on PGA TOUR Champions (sixth start)
      • Best finish: 3rd (2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship)
    • Last win on the PGA TOUR: 2021 RBC Heritage
    • Making his second start of the 2024 season, he finished T5 at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
    • Is making his first appearance at the Cologuard Classic

    Other notes

    • 2022 champion Miguel Angel Jimenez sits T2 after shooting 7-under 64. The 60-year-old seeks his 14th win on PGA TOUR Champions (164th start).
      • Last win: 2022 Boeing Classic
    • His 13 wins currently rank T22 in PGA TOUR Champions history. A 14th win would move him into T18 on the all-time wins list
    • Sponsor exemption Cameron Beckman sits T2 after opening with bogey-free 64. The 54-year-old seeks his second win on PGA TOUR Champions (62nd start).
      • Last win: 2021 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open
    • Despite double-bogeying the 13th hole, Paul Broadhurst carded 5-under 66 and sits T4. The 58-year-old seeks his sixth win on PGA TOUR Champions (178th start).
      • Last win: 2018 Ally Challenge
    • Rookie David Bransdon, one of five Q-School graduates from December 2023, shot bogey-free 66 and sits T4. The 50-year-old seeks his first win on PGA TOUR Champions (third start).
      • Best finish: T21 (2024 Chubb Classic)
    • Eight players are T6 at 4-under, including defending champion David Toms, tournament host Jerry Kelly, World Golf Hall of Fame member Retief Goosen and Greg Chalmers, who is making his debut on PGA TOUR Champions
    • 2018 Cologuard Classic champion and reigning Charles Schwab Cup winner Steve Stricker opened with 3-under 68 and sits T14
    • Charles Schwab Cup leader Steven Alker posted 2-under 69 and sits T23
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