October 11, 2014
Kirk Triplett reacts after hitting a tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Encompass Championship golf tournament in Glenview, Ill., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh

CARY, N.C. (AP) Kirk Triplett holed out from 143 yards for eagle on the par-5 18th hole Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.

Triplett, the ACE Group Classic winner in February for his third victory on the 50-and-over tour, finished with a bogey-free 9-under 63 to reach 11-under 133 at Prestonwood.

Paul Goydos and Tom Lehman were tied for second. Goydos, the Hawaii Championship winner last month for his first senior title, had a 67. Lehman shot 68.

First-round leader Guy Boros was tied for fourth at 11 under, following a 66 with a 70. Fred Funk also was 11 under after a 64.Boros faltered with bogeys on 14 and 15, while Funk birdied five of the last eight holes.

Boros is making his second tour start after turning 50 last month.

Bernhard Langer, the 2012 winner, was tied for ninth at 6 under after a 65. Langer has a tour-high five victories - two of them majors - and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race.

Montgomerie, second in the Schwab Cup standings, was another stroke back after a 66. He has two major victories this year.

Defending champion Russ Cochran was 4 under after a 69.

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