Patrick Strickland shot a 70 to take the first-round lead in the 2015 Purple & Golf golf tournament.
Strickland has a two-shot leading over a trip of players -- James Brady, Brannon Opry and AJ Pate.
A pair of former champions are lurking close behind.
Levin Rentz, the 2013 winner, is at 73. Cody Sparks, who won last year, shot a 74 and is tied with Richard Starling.
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The final round is scheduled for Sunday.
The tournament is being played at Fort Benning Golf Course.