Choi, Clarke share lead in Sioux Falls

(AP Photo/Chris Seward)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) K.J. Choi closed eagle-birdie-birdie for a 7-under 63 and share of the first-round lead with Darren Clarke in the PGA Tour Champions' Stanford International.

Choi had a bogey-free round at Minnehaha Country Club. The 51-year-old South Korean player won eight times on the PGA Tour.

"Good finish," Choi said. "It's very comfortable here, everybody is supporting Sanford and the tournament is going good and the golf course is in beautiful, fantastic shape. ... Very important this course iron shot and putting. Sometimes confusing in the greens and the slope."

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