Langer leads Administaff by four shots

Oct. 12, 2007 at 9:26 PM
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SPRINGFIELD, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer shot a course-record 62 Friday to open a four-shot lead after one round of the Administaff Classic at Springfield, Texas.

Langer, a recent addition to the Champions Tour, turned 50 Aug. 27. He skipped the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs on the regular tour in order to make his Champions Tour debut.

His 10-under-par round Friday bested the previous record at the Augusta Pines Golf Club set last year by Jay Haas.

"It feels great to have a course record," Langer said. "It's tougher and tougher to do as you get older."

Jeff Sluman, another Champions Tour rookie, shot a 66 and was tied for second with Craig Stadler, Tom Jenkins, Tom Kite, John Ross and Mark McNulty.

Langer shot a 30 on the front nine and birdied the closing two holes.

This is his fourth Champions Tour event. He had four top-10 finishes on the regular circuit this season, including a playoff loss at the Colonial.

John Cook, appearing in his first Champions Tour tournament, shot a 3-under 69.

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