Ace helps Johnson to U.S. Bank lead
MILWAUKEE » Richard S. Johnson aced the 14th hole on his way to shooting a 63 that gave him a one stroke lead over the Pappas brothers after the first round of the U.S. Bank Championship.
Deane and Brenden Pappas could have become the first brothers to share the lead at a PGA event, but Johnson birdied from about 10 feet on No. 18.
Castle alumnus Dean WIlson, Robert Garrigus and Patrick Sheehan were another shot behind.
Johnson's hole-in-one with a 7-iron was the 18th this year on the PGA Tour but the first on the Brown Deer Park Golf Course since Tiger Woods did it in 1996.
Johnson leads; Wilson 2 behind
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. » Christina Kim shot a 9-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead at the State Farm Classic, a tournament she just missed winning last year.
Last year Kim birdied 18 to momentarily tie Sherri Steinhauer at 16 under, but the veteran Steinhauer matched Kim on the last hole to win.
The field was stacked with low scores, including a 67 from Punahou alum Michelle Wie that was her best of the year for the part-time golfer and full-time Stanford student. Wie and most of the lowest-scoring golfers teed off early in the morning, before temperatures neared 90 degrees.