Langer takes three stroke lead at Montreal Championship
Bernhard Langer studies a putt on 16 during the first round of the Champions Tour's Dick's Sporting Goods Open golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Daily Review, Brian Fees)
Published Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:07PM EDT
Bernhard Langer didn’t let a little rain hamper his quest to take the lead at the Montreal Championship, as his score of 67 (-5) was good enough to give him a three stroke lead at the Richelieu Valley Golf Course Saturday.
The 56-year-old German, now based in Boca Raton, has already won two major tournaments this year and leads a group of five golfers close on his tail.
Langer had the best round of the day, hitting five birdies, bringing him to a cumulative six below par while Americans Kirk Triplett and Olin Browne also equalled Langer's round.
Dick Mast saw his lead disappear with a mediocre round, leaving him in 17th spot with a 75.
Kenny Perry sits in second place, tied with Willie Wood and Bill Glasson (68) while the Swedish Anders Forsbrand (69) and the Taiwanese Chien Soon Lu (68) are also close.
A total of 16 golfers are under par, including Rocco Mediate (-1) who won the Shaw Charity Classic last week.
Reigning tournament champion Mark Calcavecchia had two birdies and two bogeys and was a plus two. He has been hampered by back and rib injuries.
The winner of the 54-hole Montreal Championship will be crowned Sunday and given a cheque for $240,000.
-With a file from The Canadian Press