Broadhurst opens Champions event with 63

Paul Broadhurst, left, walks off the ninth green at the American Family Insurance Championship golf tournament Friday, June 23, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Paul Broadhurst shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' American Family Insurance Open.

The Englishman had an eagle and seven birdies - three on his final four holes - at University Ridge. He won the Senior British Open and PURE Insurance Championship last year.

"It's playing difficult around the front side in the wind," Broadhurst said. "I hit some really good iron shots in. For once, the putter behaved itself today. I made a few nice putts today, which hasn't happened for quite a few weeks. The putting's been the problem recently so it was nice to see the ball roll into the hole today."

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