Michael Allen celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Butch Dill
November 06, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Michael Allen made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Friday to take a two-stroke lead over playing partner Bernhard Langer in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Warned for slow play around the turn, Allen finished with a 6-under 64 for an 11-under 129 total on Desert Mountain's Cochise Course. The 56-year-old Scottsdale resident played the final six holes in 5 under with the eagle and three birdies.

Langer was second after a 68, leaving the 58-year-old German star in position to win the season points title and a $1 million annuity.

Langer began the week third in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, 66 behind Colin Montgomerie and 27 behind Jeff Maggert. With players receiving a point for every $500 earned in the $2.5 million tournament, Langer was $33,000 behind Montgomerie and $13,500 behind Maggert. Montgomerie had a 68 and was tied for 18th in the 30-man field at 2 under. Maggert was tied for 22nd at 1 under after a 67.

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