Appleton, Wisconsin native J.P. Hayes is the first round leader at the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic in Illinois. Hayes fired a 7-under par 64 yesterday, putting him in a 4-way tie for the lead. Hayes won the John Deere Classic in 2002 and he's off to a good start in 2006. He entered the tournament ranked 203rd on the money list and made the 36 hole cut just 3-times in 8-starts on the tour this year. Madison's Steve Stricker shot an opening round 3-under par 68. — Michelle Wie has a long way to go to make the cut. She shot a 6-over par 77, 13 shots off the lead, which puts her 149th in the 153 player field.
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