Langer leads after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic
Friday, February 14, 2014
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.