Fred Funk is the leader at San Antonio

Oct. 20, 2006 at 7:51 PM
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SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- At 6-under 65, Fred Funk is the leader after one round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship golf tournament in San Antonio.

Funk, who turned 50 in June, is playing in just his third event on the Champions Tour. He won the 2005 Players Championship on the PGA Tour.

"It's a big difference for me being the favorite," said Funk, a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour. "I was a favorite in the mid-Atlantic section, but never on the PGA Tour."

Funk is one shot ahead of Scott Simpson, Dan Pohl and R.W. Eaks. Mike McCullough, Raymond Floyd, Lonnie Nielsen and Keith Fergus are tied for fifth at 4-under 67.

Loren Roberts -- who is second on the Champions Tour money winners list -- is tied for 10th place at 3-under 68 with Dick Mast, Tom Purtzer, D.A. Weibring, Mark McNulty, Craig Stadler, Hale Irwin, Walter Hall, James Mason, Hajime Meshiai and Mark James.

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