4 share lead at Champions Tour qualifying tourney
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Wes Short, Jr., Jeff Freeman, Doug Garwood and Bill Glasson all shot 7-under 64s to share the first-round lead at the Champions Tour national qualifying tournament at TPC Scottsdale.
With conditions ideal for scoring, Short started the event with a five-foot eagle putt on his first hole (par-5 10th) and then added five more birdies on his next 10 holes.
Short then had seven consecutive pars for his 64.
A winner of the 2005 Michelin Championship at Las Vegas on the PGA Tour, Short has had back problems over the past three years and played on the PGA Tour on a major medical extension. He made the cut at the Shell Houston Open, his first on the PGA Tour since 2007.