Jerry Kelly within striking distance after Am Fam Championship first round

MADISON, Wis. — After 13 holes, Jerry Kelly’s scorecard was even.

And then the 2-time defending Am Fam Champ caught fire. Kelly birdied 14, eagled 16, and then birdied 17 to move to 4 under and finished tied for 4th after 18 holes.

Steve Stricker was 3 under with 2 holes to play and then he shot a double bogey on 17 to fall to 1 under. He’s tied for 28th after the first round. Steve Flesch sits atop the leaderboard at 7 under.

Stricker will tee off at 8:10 am with Alex Cejka and Wes Short. Kelly hits the links at 9:55 am with Tim Herron and Kirk Triplett. The celebrity foursome will tee of at hole 10 at 1:00 pm.