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Tom Pernice Jr. shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship

September 20, 2014

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour’s Hawaii Championship.

Pernice finished a stroke off the tour record of 59 set by Kevin Sutherland last month in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York.

Pernice played his final nine holes — the front nine at Kapolei Golf Club — in 7-under 29. He also had five birdies on his opening nine.

Pernice, a two-time winner on the U.S. PGA Tour, won the Principal Charity Classic in June in Iowa for his third Champions Tour title.

Michael Allen was second after a 64.

Davis Love III opened with a 69 in his Champions Tour debut. The 20-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 in April.

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