Glen Day leads 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) Monday qualifier Glen Day shot a 7-under 65 in perfect morning conditions Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' 3M Championship.
Playing in the first group off the first tee at TPC Twin Cities, the 50-year-old Day had four straight late birdies in his bogey-free round. The 1999 MCI Classic winner on the PGA Tour, he tied for sixth on the senior tour in Mississippi in April and last month in Endicott, New York.
Jeff Maggert and Rod Spittle shot 66, and Bernhard Langer was at 67 along with Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Woody Austin, Kevin Sutherland, Carlos Franco, Scott Dunlap, Bart Bryant and Jean-Francois Remesy. Two-time defending champion Kenny Perry had a 73.
Day got into the field Monday, winning the qualifier at 7-under 64 at Victory Links. Remesy also took one of the five spots in the qualifier.
On Friday, Day made a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-4 second and ran in a 10-footer on the par-5 third. He holed a 6-footer on par-4 11th, and made four striaght on Nos. 14-17 - holing putts of 4, 25, 8 and 10 feet.
Local favorite Tom Lehman shot a 73. Lehman teamed with Arnold Palmer to design TPC Twin Cities.