“She could have been out shopping today, but I’m so proud of her for walking the course,” he said. “That really was the highlight of my day, because I didn’t play well at all.” He opened play from the 10th tee and made the turn at 1-over 37. But on the front nine, he had three bogeys without a birdie to leave him well behind the leaders. “I just need to play,” Stockton said. “When I tried to correct myself, it didn’t work. It’s just fundamentals.” Stockton begins today’s round from the 10th tee at 12:20 p.m. BOSS OF THE MOSS Loren Roberts, who was paired with Helendale resident Mark Johnson, moved closer to tour history. He fired a 4-under 67 for his 30th straight round of even-par or better, including 28 rounds under par. He needs two more rounds to tie the record held by Larry Nelson. SURGERY PROPONENT Peter Jacobsen, who underwent laser back surgery in Florida more than a week ago, fired a 5-under 66 – his lowest round of the 2007 season. Health has been an issue for Jacobsen the past few years. He withdrew due to a sore right knee at last year’s Toshiba Classic and later underwent hip replacement surgery in September. HARD TO BELIEVE Ben Crenshaw, who shares the lead with five others, set a personal-best effort while playing on the Champions Tour. It is the first time that he has led or shared a lead after the opening round since joining the senior circuit in 2002. COMING HOME Mark O’Meara, who attended high school in nearby Mission Viejo and later played at Long Beach State, opened with a 3-under 68 in his third appearance on the Champions Tour. FOR THE ROUND A total of 43 players in the 78-man field finished with rounds under par. The field averaged 70.154, nearly a stroke-and-a-half lower than the 2006 average of 71.487. Only 27 players finished under par in last year’s first round. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWPORT BEACH – The last time Redlands resident Dave Stockton began tournament play, he fired a 10-over-par 81. TOSHIBA CLASSIC NOTEBOOK He didn’t need to worry about the dreaded 80 mark Friday during the opening round of the Toshiba Classic, and when Stockton completed his round of 4-over 75, it didn’t take long for him to say what made him happiest. His wife, Cathy, is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. For all 18 holes, she followed along while her husband competed in his second Champions Tour event this year.