COLUMBUS, Ohio – Martin Flores birdied his final hole for a 4-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Alex Aragon on Thursday in the Web.com Tour Finals' Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.
Flores and Aragon each had five birdies and a bogey on Ohio State's Scarlet Course.
The tournament is the third of four events in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings.
Aragon finished 68th on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list and has earned $4,421 in the first two series events. Flores was 156th in the FedEx Cup and has made $2,900 in the series.
Steve Marino, Aaron Watkins, Blake Adams, Brad Elder and Derek Ernst were tied for third at 68.
Marino was 19th in the Web.com Tour regular season and has made $79,088 in the series to move up to eighth.
Sweden's Henrik Norlander won the series opener in Indiana, and Chez Reavie took the second event last week in Davidson, North Carolina. Norlander and Reavie were tied for eighth at 69.