Conover, NC (Sports Network) - Dan Forsman fired a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Fred Funk, David Frost and Larry Mize share second place at 6-under 66.
Defending champion Mark Wiebe, who defeated James Mason on the third playoff hole last year, and this year's Boeing Classic winner Jay Don Blake are tied in fifth at minus-5.
Bernhard Langer, who won last week's SAS Championship and is the leading money winner this year on the Champions Tour, carded a 2-under 70 on Friday and is tied for 22nd.
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