John Cook plays during the third round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship golf tournament at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
Paul Battaglia
September 27, 2014
John Cook plays during the third round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship golf tournament at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
Paul Battaglia

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) John Cook shot a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Byrum and Skip Kendall in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open.

Cook had eight birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to reach 8-under 135. He won the 1981 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach for the first of his 11 PGA Tour titles.

Kendall, playing in his second Champions Tour event after earning a spot in the field in open qualifying Tuesday, had a 69 at Pebble Beach. Byrum shot a 3-under 68 at Poppy Hills.

The final round will be played at Pebble Beach.

Marco Dawson was fourth at 6 under after a 68 at Poppy Hills.

Davis Love III, also making his second Champions Tour start, and two-time U.S. Open Lee Janzen topped the group at 5 under. Love had a 67 at Pebble Beach, and Janzen a 70 at Poppy Hills.

First-round leader Blaine McCallister was 4 under after a 73 at Pebble Beach.

Two-time defending champion Kirk Triplett was 2 under after a 72 at Pebble Beach.

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