Colin Montgomerie takes lead in Shaw Charity Classic

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Colin Montgomerie birdied three of the final four holes for an 8-under 62 and the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.

Montgomerie had nine birdies and a bogey at Canyon Meadows. The Scot successfully defended his title in the Senior PGA Championship in May for his third major victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Australia's Peter Senior was a stroke back. Corey Pavin was tied for third at 65 with Tommy Armour III, Michael Allen, Skip Kendall and Canada's Stephen Ames.

Defending champion Fred Couples opened with a 67. Last year, he chipped in for eagle for a course-record 61, then beat Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez also shot 67.

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