NAPA, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Allen Doyle continued his quest for the Charles Schwab Cup by shooting a 5-under-par 67 Friday that gave him a one-shot lead after the first round of the Transamerica.
Doyle, who has won twice this year, battled winds of more than 20 miles per hour and was one of just six players to shoot in the 60s. He was one shot better than Hale Irwin and Tom Jenkins, both of whom shot a 68 on the Silverado Country Club's South course.
A third-place finish in last week's Turtle Bay Championship gave Doyle a 248-point lead over Bruce Fleisher in the race for the inaugural Schwab Cup and the $1 million bonus that comes with it.
There are three events left on the Senior PGA Tour schedule. The Transamerica champion receives 195 points, while 210 are available next week at the SBC Championship and 435 at the season-ending Tour Championship, the most of any tournament.
Fleisher struggled to a 1-over 73 and was six shots back.
Roger Maltbie, a long-time member of NBC's golf coverage who turned 50 on June 30, made an inauspicious tour debut with a 79.