Scott McCarron reacts after his birdie putt on the 17th green during the final round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. McCarron won the tournament. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Charlie Neibergall
September 24, 2016

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 12th and shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

The 51-year-old McCarron made an 8-foot putt for the eagle and added a birdie on the par-3 16th in chilly, overcast conditions at scenic Bear Mountain Resort, the first-year venue in the PGA Tour Champions event that was played in Hawaii from 2012-14.

McCarron had a 14-under 128 total after shooting a course-record 62 on Friday. The three-time PGA Tour winner won the Principal Charity Classic in June in Iowa for his first senior victory.

Doug Garwood was second after a 66. Winless on the 50-and-over tour, Garwood played the front nine in 6-under 20, birdieing the first three holes and the last three. He lost the lead with a bogey and McCarron's eagle on 12, had a double bogey on the par-3 14th and birdies 17 and 18.

Colin Montgomerie was 11 under. The Scot birdied the final two holes for a bogey-free 67

Scott Dunlop birdied the last two holes for a 65 to reach 10 under, and Jeff Maggert, Mark O'Meara and Brian Henninger each shot 64 to join Olin Browne (67) and Jeff Sluman (68) at 9 under.

Vijay Singh was 6 under after a 69. He bogeyed three of the last five holes.

Fellow Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer bogeyed the last for a 68 that left him 10 strokes back at 4 under. The 59-year-old German star leads the tour with four victories this season.

Jim Rutledge topped the four Canadians in field, shooting a 69 to move into a tie for 51st at even par. Stephen Ames was 1 over after a 69.

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