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Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Chris Stroud and Ross Fisher carded matching rounds of 6-under 64 on Thursday as they share the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship.

This is the final event before the FedExCup playoffs start next week and players are fighting to get into the top 125 on either the FedExCup points list or the money list to keep their tour cards for next year.

Stroud safely has his card wrapped up for next year as he stands 50th on the money list. Fisher, on the other hand, is 166th on the money list and 162nd on the FedExCup points list, so he'll need a big week to keep his card for 2014.

Defending champion Sergio Garcia opened with a 5-under 65. He was joined in third place by Masters champion Trevor Immelman, Robert Garrigus, Matt Jones, Andrew Svoboda, Morgan Hoffmann, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.

Stuart Appleby carded a 4-under 66 at Sedgefield Country Club. He shares 11th place with Charles Howell III, John Senden, Bryce Molder and Chris Kirk.

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