Cochran eagles for SAS Championship lead

Sept. 24, 2010 at 7:17 PM

CARY, N.C., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran's eagle on the 17th hole Friday enabled him to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the SAS Championship.

Cochran rode the feat to an 8-under 64, one shot better than defending champion Tom Pernice Jr., who fired a hole-in-one on his way to a 7-under 65.

Pernice aced No. 11 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., using a six-iron on the 188-yard hole.

David Eger and Bob Gilder finished the day tied for third place at minus-six.

Nick Price, last year's co-runner-up, fired a 67, joining Ted Schulz in fifth place.

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