May 01, 2015

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) Marco Dawson and Michael Allen each shot 6-under 66 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Insperity Invitational.

The 51-year-old Dawson had seven birdies and a bogey at The Woodlands Country Club. He won the Conquistadores Classic in March in Tucson, Arizona, for his first victory on the 50-and-over tour.

The 56-year-old Allen also had seven birdies and a bogey. He won twice last season.

Colin Montgomerie, Joe Durant and Woodlands resident Jeff Maggert shot 67, and Steve Pate and Billy Andrade followed at 68. Durant and Andrade teamed to win the Legends of Golf last week in Missouri.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer opened with a 71.

Fred Couples, second last year, withdrew from the tournament.

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