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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007

Hoch blisters Ross Bridge with 65, lead

The Associated Press

Seve Ballesteros got off to a terrible start in his Champions Tour debut, opening with a double bogey and finishing with a 6-over 78 to fall 13 strokes behind leader Scott Hoch in the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover.

Ballesteros, the Spanish star who turned 50 on April 9, has played only two tournaments in the last two years, the British Open last year and the Masters last month.

Hoch, coming off his first Champions Tour victory two weeks ago in the FedEx Kinko's Classic in Texas, had a 7-under 65 to open a three-stroke lead after the breezy first round at Ross Bridge.

It's the largest first-round lead on the tour this year.

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