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Calcavecchia leads in chilly south Texas

Oct. 26, 2012 at 9:18 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Mark Calcavecchia shot a 5-under 67 Friday that had him in front when play was suspended in the opening round of the AT&T Championship.

Thunderstorms and a cold wind blew across the TPC-San Antonio course Friday, forcing a delay of 3 hours, 15 minutes. There were 33 players from the 81-man field still on the course when darkness brought a stoppage of play.

Calcavecchia, wearing a heavy sweater to fight off the first blast of winter-like weather in south Texas, birdied five holes on the back nine.

Kenny Perry was alone in second at 3-under when play was stopped. He had three holes yet to play.

Tom Kite, a native Texan who has never won in the state on either the PGA or Champions Tour, shot a 2-under 70. Willie Wood, who was also at 2-under with one hole left.

David Frost, Mark Brooks, Peter Senior, Tommy Armour III and Mark Mouland were all at 1-under with more golf yet to play. They will resume the first round at 10:45 a.m. EDT Saturday.

This is the next-to-last event on the Champions Tour this year and Bernhard Langer has the points lead in a bid to capture a $1 million annuity at the end of the season.

Langer was 2-over with two holes to play, tied for 24th place. Defending champion Fred Couples isn't playing this week after his chronic back problems once more became an issue.

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