Tom Pernice Jr. Shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship

Tom Pernice Jr. Shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship

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Tom Pernice Jr. at the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary in August 2014.
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.

(LEADERBOARD: Complete Scores From the Hawaii Championship)

Pernice finished a stroke off the tour record of 59 set by Kevin Sutherland last month in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York.

Pernice played his final nine holes — the front nine at Kapolei Golf Club — in 7-under 29, also birdieing Nos. 1, 2 and 4. He had five birdies on his opening nine.

The 55-year-old Pernice, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour winner, won the Principal Charity Classic in June in Iowa for his third Champions Tour title.

Michael Allen was second after a 64.

Davis Love III opened with a 69 in his Champions Tour debut. The 20-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 in April.

Here's Pernice's scorecard from Round 1:

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