Kelly moves into 8th at Wachovia Championship
Jerry Kelly of Madison is tied for eighth after the opening round of the PGA's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C.
He shot a three-under-par 69, three strokes behind the leader Padraig Harrington.
Kelly played one of the earliest rounds Thursday and was as high as third in the clubhouse afterward.
He has had three straight top-10 finishes, including his fifth-place showing at the Masters.
Steve Stricker of Madison is tied for 47th after shooting an even-par-72.
Appleton native J.P. Hayes is tied for 95th at three-over and Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is at plus-four, in a tie for 111th.