Former Pack Golfer in Contention at Champions Tour

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - Mike Goodes shot a 3-under 69 in wind that gusted to 30 mph to take a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Insperity Championship.

Only seven players in the 81-man field broke par on an unseasonably cold and blustery day. A gust blew down one scoreboard at The Woodlands Country Club.

Goodes bogeyed the second hole, rallied with par saves on the fifth and sixth holes and ran in a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 7. He birdied two of the last three holes.

Gene Sauers had the lead at 4 under going into the par 4 17th, but hit a 9-iron into the water for a double bogey and finished at 70. Brian Henninger, Mark Brooks, Hal Sutton, Michael Allen and Mark Bucek were two strokes back at 71.


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