The 47-year-old Colgate resident, playing in the tournament for the 28th straight year, has finished second three times.
Brandon Cloete, Zach Gaugert and Tom Halla each were 6-under after the first day of play.
Cade Johnson threw a complete-game seven-hitter to lead Beloit to a 3-0 win over Janesville at Pohlman Field in the opener of the Beloit Tournament.
The Ray Fischer Amateur Championship golf tournament will be played for the 50th time this weekend when it tees off at Riverside for the 35th year.
This week on the show: Eric and John cap the latest high school sports season while previewing a couple of big golf tournaments.
Brandon Tobias caught two touchdown passes from Dyshawn Thomas, and the Rock County defense held visiting Milwaukee to just 81 total yards in a 35-0 Iron Athletes Football League victory Saturday night at Milton High School.
Brett Siddall drove in two runs and Evan Diaz hit a home run to lead Beloit to a 4-2 Midwest League win at Pohlman Field.
The bar is set high this summer for Janesville's American Legion baseball team.
The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning Tuesday but the Demons came back to win 5-3 in Grand Chute
For the second straight game, the Beloit Snappers failed to register an extra-base hit, and for the second straight game, they lost a one-run game in the late innings, falling 2-1 to the Kane County Cougars on Monday night.