facebook
twitter
search
search

Blake leads Champions Tour finale

Nov. 1, 2012 at 9:19 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jay Don Blake shot a 6-under 64 Thursday in starting his bid to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the second year in a row.

Bernhard Langer, meanwhile, got off to a solid start in his attempt to capture the Charles Schwab Cup, which goes to the winner of the Champions Tour's season-long points race. A $1 million prize also goes to the points winner.

Blake suffered a lone bogey on the Desert Mountain Club's Cochise Course to take a one-shot lead over Gary Hallberg.

Olin Browne, Bill Glasson, Jay Haas and Fred Couples, returning to action after a recent return of the back problems that have plagued him throughout his career, shared third place at 66.

Langer comes into the final event of the year on the Champions Tour with a 211-point lead over Tom Lehman in the race for the circuit's most important trophy.

Lehman shot a 68 Thursday, putting him in a tie for 11th place, while Langer was another shot back tied for 18th. If they finished in those positions on Sunday, Langer would easily win the Charles Schwab Cup.

Langer birdied three of his last four holes to overcome a slow start.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
UFC title-bout pullout has MMA chirping
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'