Langer takes 1-shot lead at Senior Open

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain Thursday at Royal Porthcawl to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open.

The 59-year-old German star had five birdies and three bogeys for a one-stroke lead over 64-year-old Carl Mason of England and Mauricio Molina of Argentina.

"I'm pretty pleased that I'm on top of the leaderboard at the moment," Langer said. "Conditions were extremely tough, and not feeling very good physically. So, just glad that I made it through the day and I'm in contention."

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Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $2,039,666
2 Scott McCarron $1,378,135
3 Kenny Perry $1,249,745
4 Fred Couples $1,103,147
5 Brandt Jobe $1,064,585
6 Miguel Angel Jimenez $1,008,587
7 Kirk Triplett $855,476
8 Kevin Sutherland $851,689
9 Stephen Ames $770,736
10 Tom Lehman $763,765
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