Colin Montgomerie Shoots 70 to Take Lead at Senior PGA

Colin Montgomerie hits his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Senior PGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort on May 23, 2015, in French Lick, Indiana.
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) Defending champion Colin Montgomerie shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday on The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort to take a three-shot lead in the Senior PGA Championship.

Montgomerie birdied the par-4 18th to reach 2-under 211. The Scot won last year at Harbor Shores in Michigan, and also won the U.S. Senior Open in July in Oklahoma.

Bernhard Langer, a four-time winner in senior majors, was second after a 68. He eagled the 415-yard, par-4 eighth hole and closed with consecutive birdies after a bogey at the par-5 16th.

Scott Verplank, Esteban Toledo and Brian Henninger were tied for third at 1 under. Verplank shot 70, Toledo 73, and Henninger 74.

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Henninger made a triple bogey on the 16th to drop out of a share of the lead. His second shot on the 539-yard hole darted right, into deep, deep rough and he had to declare his ball lost.

Second-round leader Tom Lehman had a 79 to drop into a tie for 13th at 2 over.

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