Larry Mize plays during the first round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship golf tournament at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)
Paul Battaglia
August 21, 2015

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) Larry Mize birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke lead over Fred Couples and four others Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic.

The 56-year-old Mize had a bogey-free round at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. The 1987 Masters champion won the 2010 Montreal Championship for his lone title on the 50-and-over tour.

Couples, trying to win his hometown event for the first time, was tied for second at 69 with Billy Andrade, Carlos Franco, Jeff Freeman and Chien Soon Lu.

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