Morgan leads latest Champions event

May 25, 2006 at 9:52 PM

EDMOND, Okla., May 25 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan shot 5-under 66 on Thursday to grab the first-round lead at the PGA Championship in Edmond, Okla.

Peter Jacobsen carded a 4-under 67 and is alone in second place.

"It's great to be able to play with great players and when they play well, it kind of spurs you or inspires you to play better," said Morgan. "All in all, it was a pretty good round."

Loren Roberts, a three-time winner on the Champions Tour this season, shot 3-under 68 and is tied for third place with 2001 champion Tom Watson and Jay Haas.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange, Jim Thorpe, Craig Stadler, Katsuyoshi Tomori, two-time winner this season Brad Bryant and reigning Champions Tour Player of the Year Dana Quigley are tied for sixth place at 2-under 69.

On an unseasonably hot day, the temperature rose to 99 degrees on the course, a record high.

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