McKinney, TX (Sports Network) - Tag Ridings, No. 51 on the money list, fired a 6-under-par 65 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead at the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship.
The top 60 players are in the field this week, but only the top 25 on the money list at the tournament's conclusion will earn PGA Tour cards for 2013.
Of the six first-round leaders, only Justin Hicks (11) and Brad Fritsch (21) are in the top 25.
As with Ridings, other Day 1 front runners Michael Putnam (30), Cliff Kresge (38) and Justin Bolli (44) will need to turn in strong performances to earn their PGA cards.
Luke Guthrie, No. 2 on the money list, and Philip Pettitt, Jr. (36) share seventh place at 5-under, while Edward Loar, Matt Weibring, Nicholas Thompson and Scott Gardiner all carded a 67 on Thursday at blustery TPC Craig Ranch.
More to follow.