Peter Uihlein leads Tour Finals event in Boise

Peter Uihlein leads Tour Finals event in Boise
Posted at 12:25 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 02:29:20-04

Peter Uihlein shot a 9-under 62 to take the Albertsons Boise Open lead Thursday, two weeks after wrapping up a PGA Tour card with a victory in the Tour Finals opener.

Uihlein birdied five of his last seven holes at Hillcrest Country Club. He had a one-stroke lead over Alex Cejka in the second of four events that will determine 25 PGA Tour cards.

Uihlein won the series opener in Columbus, Ohio. The 28-year-old former Oklahoma State player from Massachusetts has played four seasons on the European Tour, winning the 2013 Madeira Islands Open.

Ryan Armour, second in Columbus to lock up a PGA Tour card, was two strokes back at 64 along with Ted Potter Jr. Ryo Ishikawa was in the group at 65.

The series features the top 75 players from the regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings -- Cejka was 149th, Armour 159th, and Ishikawa 175th-- along with Uihlein and other non-members with enough money to have placed in the top 200 in the FedEx Cup had they been eligible.

Potter and the other top-25 finishers on the regular-season money list have earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. Potter entered the week 13th.

Six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan had a 71. He earned $18,750 in Columbus after finishing 182nd in the FedEx Cup standings.