Colin Montgomerie watches his tee shot on the 14th hold in the first round of play at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Sue Ogrocki
July 10, 2014

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) Colin Montgomerie leads after the first round at the U.S. Senior Open.

Montgomerie shot a 6-under par 65 in oppressive heat Thursday at Oak Tree National. The Scotsman started on 10 and birdied 14, 15 and 16 on the way to a 33 on the back nine. He birdied six, seven and eight to finish strong.

Marco Dawson is second after a 66. He also started on the back nine and shot 2 under, then was steady on the front nine before making birdies on seven, eight and nine.

Mark Brooks shot a 68 and is third. Bernhard Langer, who already has won three Champions Tour events this year, shot a 2-under 69 and is in a five-way tie for fourth.

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