ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Goydos and Gene Sauers shared the first-round lead at 6-under 66 on Friday in the Champions Tour’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.
John Huston, who won this tournament four years ago, was a stroke back along with Ian Woosnam.
Peter Senior, a late addition to the field, was another shot back and tied for fifth with Bob Friend, Steve Jones, Rod Spittle, Jeff Maggert, and Willie Wood, who won here in 2012.
Defending champion Bernhard Langer had a 71.
Schwab Cup points leader Colin Montgomerie is not playing for a second straight week because of commitments in Europe, giving Maggert and Langer a chance to take over the top spot.
Montgomerie has 2,873 points, Maggert 2,707 and Langer 2,604 in what has become a three-way competition with only four more events until the Schwab Cup Championship in November.