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Pernice Jr. takes Champions lead with 65

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tom Pernice Jr. shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer and three others in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

"I drove the ball straight today, kept it in play," Pernice said "I think that's important. If you do that here, you're going to have some good opportunities."

The 55-year-old Pernice won the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa in June for his third career victory on the 50-and-older tour. He rebounded from a bogey on the par-3 17th with a birdie on the par-5 18th on Desert Mountain's Cochise Course.


Money Leaders: Champions Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 B.Langer $2,916,189
2 C.Montgomerie $1,906,381
3 J.Haas $1,685,975
4 K.Triplett $1,429,418
5 K.Perry $1,353,858
6 M.Allen $1,342,098
7 J.Sluman $1,215,104
8 F.Couples $1,200,447
9 T.Pernice, Jr. $1,140,314
10 G.Sauers $912,799
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Tour Stops This Week
PGA:  CIMB Classic
LPGA:  Fubon 2014 LPGA Taiwan Championship
Champions:  Charles Schwab Cup Championship
European:  BMW MASTERS

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