Mayfair shoots 62, leads Champions occasion

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CALGARY, Alberta — Billy Mayfair shot an 8-under 62 on Friday at Canyon Meadows to take a one-stroke lead over Canadian star Mike Weir after the primary spherical of the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Basic.

Winless on the 50-and-over tour after successful 5 instances on the PGA Tour, the 55-year-old Mayfair had 4 straight birdies in the course of the spherical and added late birdies on the par-5 fourth and par-4 seventh.

“Nearly every part went proper as we speak,” Mayfair stated. “Been a very long time since I’ve shot this low and I used to be actual pleased with it.”

Weir eagled the par-5 eleventh. The 2003 Masters champion gained 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.

“It took me a bit of bit to seek out my rhythm,” Weir stated. “I used to be a bit of bit up and down. … Caught fireplace in the course of the spherical with a birdie and an eagle on 10, 11, then simply type of stalled a bit of bit. Had a pair attractiveness at it and did not make them. All in all, it was a extremely good day.”

Fellow Canadian Stephen Ames was at 64 with Doug Barron and Steve Flesch. Ken Duke adopted at 65.

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

Bernhard Langer shot a 68. Defending champion Wes Quick Jr. opened with a 70.

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

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