The 50-year-old Stricker, the winning U.S. Presidents Cup captain in October, chipped in for birdie on the par-4 18th. They also eagled the par-5 17th in gusty conditions at Tiburon Gold Club.
"It's a really good pairing," Stricker said. "He hits it so far down the fairway that it gives us the ability to go in there with some really short irons. At times, I stood on the tee and I'm like, 'Why am I even hitting the tee shot because this guy's going to be 40 yards ahead of me and hitting in two or three less clubs."
"It was a great day," O'Hair said. "We had a lot of fun. Love watching this guy roll the ball, so much to learn for me. ... Just really felt like it was a good pairing. We kind of ham-and-egged it pretty good today, and it was fun."
Kuchar and English were tied for ninth in the 12-team field at 63.
The teams will play modified alternate shot Saturday and close with better ball Sunday.