Overland Park, KS (Sports Network) - Ben Martin was one of three players to card a 6-under 65 on Thursday to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Midwest Classic.
Martin, who won the United Leasing Championship in June, was joined by Chris Smith and Tyrone Van Aswegen atop the leaderboard at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.
Matthew Goggin sits in fourth place at 5-under 66.
Steven Alker, who won last week's Utah Championship, is among a group of 18 players tied for fifth place at 4-under.
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