|Sauers leads Senior British Open after 1st round|
|Friday, July 26, 2013 12:00 AM|
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Gene Sauers shot a 3-under 67 Thursday for a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior British Open.
Four players were at 68: 2010 champion Bernhard Langer, South Africa’s David Frost, Australia’s Peter Senior and Frankie Minoza of the Philippines.
At 69 were Corey Pavin, fellow Americans Gary Hallberg, John Cook and Jeff Hart and Australia’s Peter Fowler.
Defending champion Fred Couples and Mark O’Meara shot 74s. Colin Montgomerie was two strokes better.
Among a large group of 70: Tom Kite, Steve Pate, Mark Wiebe, Rocco Mediate, Steve Jones, Tom Pernice Jr., Scotland’s Sandy Lyle, Ireland’s Mark McNulty and New Zealand’s Greg Turner.