Round one of the Principal Charity Classic golf tournament got underway at noon Friday. The event, being played at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, is part of the PGA’s senior tour.
Both R. W. Eaks and Lonnie Nielson sit at the top of the leader board after the first 18 holes, at five under par. Four other golfers finished at four under. Fuzzy Zoeller was in the first group to tee off and he sits at even par. Jay Haas, last year’s Principal Charity Classic champ, finished his first round at one under.
Tee time for the first threesome today is 10:20. There’s free admission for spectators who want to watch the 78 professionals make their way around the course.