Weeks of preparation, pro-ams and donations lead into the Principal Charity Classic.
Friday, attention turned to 81 golfers and their next 54-holes.
It was a gorgeous day at the Wakonda Country Club for the opening round.
Attendance took a slight dip last year, but if the weather stays like this, fans will show.
Mark Calcavecchia and Wes Short Jr. lead the way after day one tied on 6-under.
Defending champion, Russ Cochran is dead last with 6-over par.