Tway among leaders at Toshiba Classic

March 5, 2010 at 9:27 PM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Former PGA Championship winner Bob Tway fired a 6-under 65 Friday that earned him a share of the lead after the opening round of the Toshiba Classic.

Tway, who holed a bunker shot on the final hole at the Inverness Club in the 1986 PGA to defeat Greg Norman by a single stroke, was tied with Mark Wiebe and Chien-Soon Lu.

Fred Couples, who has one victory in his first two starts on the Champions Tour, was tied for fourth place at 66 with Olin Browne, Lonnie Nielsen and Mike Goodes.

"I played pretty well today," said Tway, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour who is looking for his first Champions Tour victory since turning 50 last year. "I hit my irons exceptionally well."

Defending champion Eduardo Romero, Wayne Levi, Ronnie Black, Loren Roberts, Tom Lehman, D.A. Weibring, Bobby Wadkins and Gary Hallberg all shot 67.

The event is being played at the Newport Beach Country Club.

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