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Wargo, Cochran share lead on Champions Tour

Associated Press

BLAINVILLE, Quebec (AP) – Tom Wargo and Russ Cochran shared the lead at 7-under 65 on Friday after the opening round of the Montreal Championship.

The 67-year-old Wargo shot under his age for the first time in an official tournament, although he said he fired his age or lower four times previously in smaller events.

His bogey-free round at the Champions Tour event also tied the course record before a large crowd at the 7,070-yard par-72 Fontainebleau Golf Club.

Wargo, a former club pro who taught himself to play at 25, has four career Champions Tour wins. His last was in 2000.

Jay Don Blake, Joey Sindelar, John Cook, Tom Purtzer, Jay Haas and James Mason were each a shot back at 66 in warm, sunny conditions.