Jobe leads Champions Tour qualifying tourney

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Brandt Jobe shot a 6-under 65 Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead over Willie Wood and Gibby Gilbert in the Champions Tour qualifying tournament.

Jobe, a six-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour, had an 11-under 131 total on TPC Scottsdale's Champions Course. Wood, a PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner, had a 66, and Gilbert shot 68.

Mike Grob and Jean-Francois Remesy were tied for fourth at 9 under after rounds of 68.

Neil Lancaster followed an opening 73 with a 63 to move into a tie for 11th at 6 under.

The top five finishers Friday will earn fully exempt status, and the next seven will be conditionally exempt. The top 30 finishers and ties will be eligible to compete for spots in open qualifiers.