Langer leads after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic

Langer leads after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic

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Langer leads after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic

NAPLES, Fla. — Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic.

Langer birdied three of his first four holes in his bogey-free round on TwinEagles’ Talon course. The 56-year-old German star won the 2011 tournament and finished second behind Kenny Perry in 2012.

Langer won the season-opening event in Hawaii last month for his 19th Champions Tour title.

Bob Tway is in second. He birdied his last three holes, including making a 60-foot putt on No. 8.

Olin Browne opened with a 66, and Duffy Waldorf and Kirk Triplett shot 67.

Waldorf is coming off a playoff loss to Michael Allen (68) on Feb. 9 in Boca Raton, Fla., in the Allianz Championship.

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