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 07, 2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Michael Allen held onto the lead Saturday in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and playing partner Bernhard Langer pulled within a stroke to easily remain in position to take the points title.

Allen shot a 1-under 69, making six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in breezy conditions on Desert Mountain's Cochise Course. He had a 12-under 198 total.

The 56-year-old Scottsdale resident birdied the par-3 11th to open a six-stroke lead, then played the next four holes in 4 over. He rebounded with a birdie on the par-3 17th and parred the par-5 18th.

Langer birdied the final two holes for a 68. The 58-year-old German star is competing with Colin Montgomerie and Jeff Maggert for the Charles Schwab Cup points title and a $1 million annuity.

Montgomerie had a 71 and was tied for 18th in the 30-man field at 1 under. Maggert was tied for 21st at even par after a 71.

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