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UTAH’S THOMPSON HAS CLUB-PRO LEAD

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Utah's Kim Thompson, the first player off the tee at St. Lucie West Country Club, shot 2-under par 70 for the first-round lead in a PGA Club Professional Tournament Series event.

Thompson, of Pleasant Grove, birdied his first hole Thursday, added three more later in the round and did not make a bogey, to take a two-stroke lead into the final round Friday on the 6,800-yard course.Five players in the field of 73 are tied for second at 72, including Steve Parker of Houston, Texas, winner of a similar PGA of America mini-tour event Tuesday at Cypress Links in Jupiter.