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Esteban Toledo takes Champions Tour lead

September 7, 2014

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Defending champion Esteban Toledo shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Brad Faxon in the Champions Tour’s Quebec Championship.

Toledo, the only Mexican winner in the history of the 50-and-over tour, matched Faxon at 10-under 134 at La Tempete in the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the area since the 1956 Labatt Open at Royal Quebec.

Toledo won the then-Montreal Championship last year, his second Champions Tour victory.

“I went out there on the golf course today and enjoyed myself,” he said. “That’s pretty much what I did. ... I hit it great. Hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens, I putted well and it seems like when I putt well, I get a lot of confidence.”

Faxon, also a two-time senior winner, had a 67, while Loren Roberts shot a 69 to sit in third place at 8 under.

Jay Haas, Scott Simpson, Wes Short Jr. and Duffy Waldorf were 7 under.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, making his Champions Tour debut, was tied for eighth at 6 under after a 67. He turned 50 last week.

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