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Mike Goodes out front on Champions Tour

May 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM   |   Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 3 (UPI) -- Mike Goodes, a one-time winner on the Champions Tour, survived difficult playing conditions Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Insperity Championship.

Only seven players broke par in the opening round of a tournament played at The Woodlands Country Club and Goodes was the lone player to shoot under 70.

Strong winds sent scores soaring with 11 members of the 81-player field unable to break 80.

Goodes, who became eligible for the Champions Tour seven years ago, suffered a lone bogey at the par-4 second. His only victory came at the 2009 Allianz Championship and he finished third in this tournament a year ago.

Gene Sauers was alone in second after shooting a 70. Brian Henninger, Mark Brooks, Hal Sutton, Michael Allen and Mark Bucek were all at 71 in a tie for third.

Bernhard Langer, who owns a huge lead in the year-long points race on the Champions Tour and who has won twice on the circuit this season, was one of those who struggled in the wind. He shot a 77 while making only one birdie.

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