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Strange has best day as a senior

April 29, 2005 at 8:11 PM

AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 (UPI) -- Curtis Strange fired a 5-under 67 Friday in his best Champions Tour round as he took a one-stroke lead at the FedEx Kinko's Classic.

Strange became the first player since Ben Hogan to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles in 1988-89 and has not won a tournament since.

After an acrimonious conclusion to his broadcasting career, Strange became eligible for the 50-and-over circuit this year. But he had yet to make an impact until Friday's round.

Mark Johnson and Bart Bryant were a shot behind after the opening round while Jim Thorpe, Joe Inman and Bruce Fleisher shared fourth place at 69.

"The last thing I want to do is get ahead of myself," Strange said. "You've got to be precise here. I got a little sloppy at the end. It's one baby step at a time.

"It's coming back slowly. I'm not going to fool myself. I'm still trying to get in golf shape. I'm real close now."

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