Guy Boros leads Champions Tour’s SAS Championship

Guy Boros, shown here playing the Tour Albertsons Boise Open in July, leads the Champions Tour's SAS Championship by a shot.
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CARY, N.C. (AP) – Guy Boros birdied the final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Tom Lehman and Marco Dawson after the first round of the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.

Boros, the son of late Hall of Famer Julius Boros, turned 50 on Sept. 4 and is playing in his second event on the tour. He won the PGA Tour's 1996 Greater Vancouver Open.

Hale Irwin, the 69-year-old star who won the 2005 tournament at Prestonwood, opened with a 68 – the seventh time he has bettered his age this year. He had six birdies and a double bogey on No. 8.

Hawaii Championship winner Paul Goydos and Larry Mize also shot 68.

Defending champion Russ Cochran had a 72.

Bernhard Langer, the 2012 winner, and Colin Montgomerie, shot 73. Playing partner Nick Faldo had a 70.

Langer has a tour-high five victories – two of them majors – and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race. Montgomerie has two major victories this year and is second in the Schwab Cup standings.

Tom Byrum had a hole-in-one on the island green eighth in a 76.