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Brett Waldman opens with 68

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The caddie for Camilo Villegas is off to a good start in his bid to join his boss on the PGA Tour.

Brett Waldman holed a bunker shot for eagle on his first hole and finished with a 3-under 68 at Orange County National on Wednesday in the first of six rounds of PGA Tour qualifying.

Kyle Stanley had a 7-under 65 on the Crooked Cat course for a two-shot lead over Scott Weatherly, Ben Martin and Stanford graduate Joseph Bramlett.

Waldman has not been in Q-school in eight years but decided to give it a try this year. He is among nine players in the final stage to have made it through three stages.

The top 25 players earn PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 are exempt on the Nationwide Tour.