Barron eagles 18th to take lead in Shaw Basic

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CALGARY, Alberta — Doug Barron eagled the par-5 18th for his second straight 6-under 64 and a 1-stroke lead Saturday within the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Basic.

The 52-year-old Barron additionally had 5 birdies and a bogey at Canyon Meadows. He received the 2019 Dick’s Sporting Items Open for his lone tour title.

“I performed very nice right this moment,” Barron mentioned. “I hit the ball strong all day. I did make a bogey, however I nonetheless hit a very good shot on the outlet and I made bogey. I simply did not stand up and down. I am advantageous the place I am at. I did take a look at the leaderboard going into 18. I needed to be within the closing group, so I feel the one method, my solely path to the ultimate group was to make eagle, so I am unable to consider I did it. That was fairly cool.”

Calgary resident Stephen Ames, Steve Flesch and first-round chief Billy Mayfair had been a stroke again at 11 beneath. Ames and Flesch birdied the 18th for 65s, and Mayfair adopted a gap 62 with a 67.

Brandt Jobe was 9 beneath after a 66. David McKenzie (64) and Ken Duke (67) had been 8 beneath.

Canadian star Mike Weir, a stroke again after a gap 63, had a 70 to drop right into a tie for eighth at 7 beneath. The 2003 Masters champion received the Insperity Invitational in early Could in Texas for his lone senior title. In his final begin, he tied for second within the U.S. Senior Open in Nebraska.

The event is the primary the PGA Tour Champions or PGA Tour occasion in Canada because the Shaw Charity Basic in 2019.

Robert Allenby had his second straight 71. He turned 50 final month and tied for sixty fourth within the Senior British Open in his Champions debut.

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