Former Mocs and Baylor Golfer Stephan Jaeger Follows up Record Setting 58 With Round of 65

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HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) – Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.

The 27-year-old German player matched the lowest score ever on a substantial tour Thursday with the 58. Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa also shot a 12-under 58 to win the 2010 Crowns on the Japan Tour. Jaeger broke the Web.com Tour record of 59 held by Notah Begay III, Doug Dunakey, Jason Gore, Will Wilcox and Russell Knox. Six players have shot 59 on the PGA Tour, and one on the PGA Tour Champions.

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On Friday at TPC Stonebrae, Jaeger bogeyed the first hole and birdied Nos. 8-10 and 15-17.

Jaeger came to the United States as a foreign exchange student in 2006. He went to high school for two years in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and played in college at Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he was a three-time Southern Conference player of the year.

Jaeger is 102nd on the money list, with the top 25 at end of the season earning PGA Tour cards. The winner Sunday will get $108,000.

Brandon Hagy and Rhein Gibson were tied for second. Hagy had a 63, and Gibson shot 66.

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