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Blake leads Champions Tour finale



Defending champion Jay Don Blake birdied three of the final four holes for a 6-under 64 and the first-round lead on Thursday in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

The winner last year in San Francisco, the 54-year-old Blake had a one-stroke lead over Gary Hallberg.

Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Olin Browne and Bill Glasson shot 66 on Desert Mountain's Cochise Course in Scottsdale, Arizona. Couples is playing for the first time since a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Boeing Classic in August.

Schwab Cup points leader Bernhard Langer birdied the final two holes for a 69, Tom Lehman shot a 68, and Roger Chapman had a 69. Langer has a 211-point lead over Lehman and 657-point advantage over Chapman in the race for the $1 million annuity.

LEADING FIRST-ROUND SCORES

64 - Jay Don Blake

65 - Gary Hallberg

66 - Olin Browne, Bill Glasson, Jay Haas, Fred Couples

67 - Russ Cochran, Jeff Sluman - Kirk Triplett, Corey Pavin

68 - Brad Bryant, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Lehman,

69 - Mark McNulty, Kenny Perry, Roger Chapman, Michael Allen, Bernhard Langer

70 - Chien Soon Lu, Joe Daley, David Frost

71 - Loren Roberts, Willie Wood, John Cook, Fred Funk

72 - Peter Senior

73 - Larry Mize, Mark Wiebe

75 - Dan Forsman

77 - Mike Goodes

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