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Sluman shoots course record

Jeff Sluman shot a course-record 62 for a two-shot lead in the Chrysler Championship on Thursday in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Jonathan Kaye made a hole-in-one with a 3-iron from 222 yards on 17, then followed that with a birdie for a 7-under 64. He was tied with Kirk Triplett and Kent Jones.

Vijay Singh made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine for a 65.

The Chrysler Championship is the final full-field tournament of the year, the last chance for players to get into the Tour Championship (top 30 on the money list), the Masters (top 40) or keep their PGA Tour cards for next year (top 125).

Sluman is 79th on the money list, his worst season in 10 years. Only a victory would give him a mathematical chance at playing next week at East Lake, or at Augusta National next April.

VOLVO MASTERS: At Sotogrande, Spain, Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under-par 67 in the wind to share the first-round lead at the Volvo Masters with fellow Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara, who was stung by a bee early in his round.

Garcia, who won in Mallorca two weeks ago, survived a tough day on the Valderrama course where the Ryder Cup was played seven years ago.

Lara was bothered for a while after the bee sting on the fifth hole. But he regrouped and birdied five of the last 10 holes.

At this event, which ends the European tour season, there is no halfway cut. The European Order of Merit title, usually decided at this tournament, already has been won by Ernie Els, who is not playing.