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Three-way tie for lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Irishman Des Smyth shot an 8-under 64 Saturday to take a share of the lead after two rounds of the seniors Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Denis Watson wins Champions Tour playoff

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Denis Watson eagled the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash.

Stewart has four-shot lead in senior golf

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Roy Stewart followed his first-round 66 with a 4-under 68 Saturday to widen his lead to four shots in the senior Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash.

Qualifier leads on Champions Tour

SNOQUALMIE, Wash., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ray Stewart, who made the field in a qualifying tournament, had a 6-under 66 Friday to take the lead at the Champions Tour Boeing Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash.

Romero leads U.S. Senior Open

KOHLER, Wis., July 5 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero owned a three-shot lead Thursday when the first round of the U.S. Senior Open was suspended by rain and lightning in Kohler, Wis.

Haas again wins the Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 22 (UPI) -- Jay Haas parred the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Tom Kite and successfully defend his title at the Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Haas leads Legends by 1 after two rounds

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 21 (UPI) -- Jay Haas shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the seniors Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Fergus wins Ginn Championship

PALM COAST, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- Keith Fergus Sunday won the inaugural Ginn Championship Golf Tournament at Palm Coast, Fla., to get his first victory on the Champions Tour.

Champions event has co-leaders

PALM COAST, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Brad Bryant and Keith Fergus share the lead after Friday's first round of the Champions Tour's inaugural Ginn Championship at Palm Coast, Fla.

Irwin leads AT&T Champions after 36 holes

VALENCIA, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Hale Irwin overcame two late bogeys Saturday to shoot 1-under 71, for a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the AT&T Champions Classic in Valencia, Calif.

Bobby Wadkins leads on Champions Tour

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Bobby Wadkins fired two eagles, birdied the final four holes and shot 8-under 64 Friday to take the first-round lead at the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.

Thorpe leads at seniors Schwab Cup

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jim Thorpe shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead at 13-under 203 after three rounds at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Sonoma, Calif.

Jenkins has senior lead in North Carolina

CARY, N.C., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Tom Jenkins used four back-nine birdies on Saturday to post a 6-under 66 and take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the seniors SAS Championship.

David Edwards is the 3M champion

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- After a closing 5-under 67 Sunday, David Edwards won the Champion Tour's 3M Championship at Blaine, Minn.

Roberts leads Senior British Open by four

AYRSHIRE, Scotland, July 29 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts posted the only sub-par round, a 1-under 69, to move to 11-under 199 for A four-shot lead through three rounds of the Senior British Open.
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Gil Morgan
CHI97060205-02JUNE 1997-LONG GROVE,IL.USA-Gil Morgan holds up the $180,000 first prize after winning the Ameritech Senior Open at Kemper Lakes Sunday, June 1. Morgan won by one stroke over Hale Irwin. UPI raf/ Ray Foli
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Gilmer Bryan Morgan II, OD (born September 25, 1946) is an American professional golfer.

Morgan was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He graduated from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma in 1968. In 1972, Morgan earned a Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee before turning professional later that year. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Although he won only seven events on the PGA Tour between 1977 and 1990 and didn't win a major until the Senior Tour, he was one of the most consistent top 5 finishers on the Tour during this period. The most prestigious tournament he won on the PGA Tour was the 1978 World Series of Golf. He played on the 1979 and 1983 Ryder Cup teams.

In the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Morgan was the first man to reach 10 under par in the championships history when he made birdie on the third hole of the third round. He added a further two birdies to go to 12 under par by the seventh hole, seven strokes clear of the field, before he began to struggle. He finished the day on 4 under, still leading, but the following day a final round 81 left him at 5 over, eight behind eventual winner Tom Kite, and in a tie for 13th place. Morgan also led the 1976 PGA Championship after 36 holes but finished T8.

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