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Forsman leads Greater Hickory Classic

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.Forsman began on the 10th tee Friday and immediately chipped in for birdie on his first hole. After two consecutive pars, Forsman rattled off back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14.Forsman stayed steady with a few pars, then closed his front side with an 8- foot birdie at the par-5 18th. He continued the momentum with a 15-foot birdie at the first and was 5-under for the championship.Forsman parred two and three, then once again, rattled off two straight birdies, this time at four and five. He was 7-under and in the lead, but a 2- putt bogey from 15 feet at the sixth derailed his round a bit.He rebounded with a 6-foot birdie at...

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