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Shaw Charity Classic 2016

Round 3 - Carlos Franco claims first senior win

September 5, 2016

Paraguay's Carlos Franco rallied to win the Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday at chilly Canyon Meadows for his first PGA Tour Champions victory.

Three strokes behind defending champion Jeff Maggert entering the round, the 51-year-old Franco shot his second straight 7-under 63 to beat Bernhard Langer and Michael Allen by two strokes.

Franco birdied the par-5 18th to finish at 18-under 192. He had three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the front nine, birdied four of the first five on the back nine and made his lone bogey on the par-3 16th. The four-time PGA Tour winner won in his 25th start on the 50-and-over tour.

Langer shot 64. The 59-year-old German star won the Boeing Classic last week for his fourth victory of the year and 29th overall on tour.

Allen closed 64-63 after opening with a 67.

Maggert shot 74 to tie for sixth at 10 under. He opened with consecutive 63s.

Tom Watson shot 67 on his 67th birthday to tie for 26th. He had a 65 on Friday.

John Daly tied for 53rd at 1 under after a 74.

Round 2 - Jeff Maggert vaults three clear

September 4, 2016

Defending champion Jeff Maggert shot his second straight 7-under 63 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic.

The 52-year-old Maggert parred the final three holes after making eight birdies and a bogey on the first 15 at Canyon Meadows. The three-time PGA Tour winner has five victories on the 50-and-over tour. He won four times last year, the first two majors in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open.

''I came in here a little bit kind of angry and a little bit more hungry because of the way I played this year,'' Maggert said. ''I really felt like I hadn't lived up to the way I should have been playing.''

He broke the tournament 36-hole record of 15 under set by Rocco Mediate in his 2013 victory.

Paraguay's Carlos Franco was second, also shooting 63.

''Jeff Maggert is a good friend of mine, too, and he played well,'' Franco said. ''I know he's a fantastic player, but I'm prepared to come strong tomorrow.''

Bernhard Langer was third at 10 under after his second 65. The 59-year-old German star won the Boeing Classic last week in Washington for his fourth victory of the year and 29th overall on tour. He has played 49 holes without a bogey dating to the final round in Washington.

''There's this guy from Germany that's lurking around the lead again, too,'' Maggert said. ''I have to play well tomorrow.''

Michael Allen (64) and Fred Funk (66) were 9 under.

''Maggert's a tough competitor. When he plays well, he doesn't make a whole lot of mistakes,'' Allen said. ''It's going to be hard to catch him, that's for sure.''

Tom Watson followed his opening 65 with a 72 to drop into a tie for 38th at 3 under. On Friday, Watson broke his age for the fourth time on the tour. He will be 67 on Sunday.

''Golf swing wasn't really very good today,'' Watson said. ''I hit a lot of bad shots today. I got what I deserved. I tried as hard as I could, but the swing just didn't work very well.''

John Daly was tied for 24th at 5 under after a 68. He has three top-20 finishes in 11 PGA Tour Champions starts since turning 50, with the best a tie for 11th in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Mark O'Meara withdrew after nine holes because of back problems.

Round 1 - David Frost leads with opening 62

September 3, 2016

Tom Watson eagled the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65 two days short of his 67th birthday, and David Frost had two eagles in a bogey-free 62 on Friday to take the lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic.

Watson broke his age for the fourth time on the 50-and-over tour.

''Is it four?'' Watson asked. ''Listen, I'm too old, I can't remember that stuff.''

Watson countered bogeys on 15 and 17 with a birdie on 16 and the closing eagle at Canyon Meadows in the round interrupted by lightning, thunder, hail and heavy rain.

''Actually, my body didn't get stiff,'' Watson said about the long break in the round. ''It was still loose. Loose enough, let's put it that way. And actually the wind died down and it's perfect conditions right now. It's easy scoring conditions actually the last three or four holes.''

Watson played alongside Bernhard Langer, and matched the German star who won the Boeing Classic on Sunday in Washington for his fourth victory of the year and 29th overall on tour.

''Tom has always been impressive, not just at this point,'' Langer said. ''His whole career has been impressive. The way he handles himself, but also the way he plays golf. He's got a great attitude, doesn't get mad at himself. If he leaves a putt short, even from 8 feet, he doesn't go bonkers, he just plays a little harder. You can learn a lot from that.''

The 59-year-old Langer was asked shooting his age.

''It's possible,'' Langer said. ''Maybe here, maybe this week.''

Frost eagled the par-5 11th and 18th holes.

''I played really well today,'' Frost said. ''Hit some nice shots, made some nice putts as well. I had a steady round going until we got into the rain delay and I basically just said to myself when we started out that I'm just even par and just go ahead and play from here rather than thinking about my position.''

The 56-year-old South African made a 30-footer on 18, leaving him one off the tournament record of 61 set by Fred Couples in his 2014 victory and matched by Miguel Angel Jimenez last year.

Defending champion Jeff Maggert and Argentina's Jose Coceres were a stroke back. Maggert eagled the 11th just before the long delay and birdied 18.

''It was hard getting loose coming back,'' Maggert said. ''I just didn't feel comfortable with my swing. I wanted to get a couple more birdies at the end there.''

Tom Byrum had a 64, and Mark Calcavecchia, Mark Brooks, Fred Funk and Kirk Triplett were at 65 with Watson and Langer.

John Daly birdied the last for a 67. He has three top-20 finishes in 11 PGA Tour Champions starts since turning 50, with the best a tie for 11th in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie also shot 67.

Rod Spittle had a 68 to top the three Canadians in the field.

Rocco Mediate, the 2013 winner, had a 71.

Scores

1 1 Carlos Franco -18 F -7 66 63 63 192
T2 2 Michael Allen -16 F -7 67 64 63 194
T2 1 Bernhard Langer -16 F -6 65 65 64 194
4 3 Willie Wood -14 F -6 67 65 64 196
5 2 Jesper Parnevik -11 F -3 67 65 67 199
T6 32 Scott Dunlap -10 F* -7 72 65 63 200
T6 12 Miguel Angel Martin -10 F -4 66 68 66 200
T6 8 Colin Montgomerie -10 F -3 67 66 67 200
T6 1 Duffy Waldorf -10 F -2 67 65 68 200
T6 2 Jose Coceres -10 F -1 63 68 69 200
T6 5 Jeff Maggert -10 F +4 63 63 74 200
T12 6 Jim Carter -9 F -3 66 68 67 201
T12 6 David Frost -9 F -3 62 72 67 201
T14 10 Kevin Sutherland -8 F -3 68 67 67 202
T14 - Russ Cochran -8 F -1 69 64 69 202
T14 4 Rod Spittle -8 F -2 68 66 68 202
T14 7 Brandt Jobe -8 F E 68 64 70 202
T14 10 Fred Funk -8 F +1 65 66 71 202
T19 19 Kirk Triplett -7 F* -4 65 72 66 203
T19 19 Paul A. Broadhurst -7 F -4 67 70 66 203
T19 12 Jeff Sluman -7 F -3 66 70 67 203
T19 5 Steve Pate -7 F -2 68 67 68 203
T19 1 Woody Austin -7 F -1 67 67 69 203
T19 5 Tom Pernice Jr. -7 F E 66 67 70 203
T19 12 Doug Garwood -7 F +1 68 64 71 203
T26 12 Tom Lehman -6 F -3 71 66 67 204
T26 12 Tom Watson -6 F* -3 65 72 67 204
T26 5 Michael Bradley -6 F -2 69 67 68 204
T26 5 Tim Petrovic -6 F -2 68 68 68 204
T26 2 Billy Mayfair -6 F -1 67 68 69 204
T26 19 Tom Byrum -6 F +2 64 68 72 204
T26 12 Bart Bryant -6 F +1 68 65 71 204
T33 13 Esteban Toledo -5 F* -3 71 67 67 205
T33 2 Glen Day -5 F -1 68 68 69 205
T33 9 Mark Calcavecchia -5 F E 65 70 70 205
T33 9 Gary Hallberg -5 F E 69 66 70 205
T37 6 Scott McCarron -4 F E 66 70 70 206
T37 1 Mike Goodes -4 F -1 69 68 69 206
T37 9 Scott Parel -4 F* -2 66 72 68 206
T37 9 Joe Durant -4 F* -2 66 72 68 206
T37 16 Billy Andrade -4 F* -3 70 69 67 206
T37 19 Blaine McCallister -4 F* -4 67 73 66 206
T37 19 Jean Van de Velde -4 F +2 67 67 72 206
T37 30 Todd Hamilton -4 F +4 69 63 74 206
T45 1 Gene Sauers -3 F* -1 67 71 69 207
T45 1 Rocco Mediate -3 F* -1 71 67 69 207
T45 14 Olin Browne -3 F +1 68 68 71 207
T45 21 Mark Brooks -3 F +2 65 70 72 207
T49 11 Lee Janzen -2 F +1 70 67 71 208
T49 18 Fran Quinn -2 F +2 68 68 72 208
T49 4 Mike Grob -2 F* -1 69 70 69 208
T49 7 Scott Hoch -2 F* -2 71 69 68 208
T53 7 Jay Don Blake -1 F* +1 67 71 71 209
T53 7 Jeff Hart -1 F* +1 72 66 71 209
T53 - Mike Springer -1 F* E 71 68 70 209
T53 29 John Daly -1 F +4 67 68 74 209
T53 3 Joey Sindelar -1 F* -1 70 70 69 209
T53 13 Stephen Ames -1 F* -3 70 72 67 209
T59 3 John Inman E F* E 71 69 70 210
T59 4 Wes Short, Jr. E F* -1 68 73 69 210
T59 7 Jim Rutledge E F* -2 69 73 68 210
T62 6 Brad Bryant +1 F* +1 68 72 71 211
T62 4 Jerry Smith +1 F* -1 70 72 69 211
T64 8 Neal Lancaster +2 F* +2 68 72 72 212
T64 8 Tom Kite +2 F* +2 67 73 72 212
T64 1 John Cook +2 F* +1 72 69 71 212
T64 8 Jean-Francois Remesy +2 F* -1 71 72 69 212
T68 30 Steve Lowery +3 F +6 72 65 76 213
T68 2 Paul Goydos +3 F* +1 67 75 71 213
T68 4 Grant Waite +3 F* E 70 73 70 213
T71 8 Craig Stadler +4 F* +3 72 69 73 214
T71 5 Bob Gilder +4 F* +2 69 73 72 214
T71 1 Bob Niger +4 F* +1 74 69 71 214
74 8 Clark Dennis +5 F* +3 69 73 73 215
75 1 Bob Tway +7 F* +2 69 76 72 217
76 - Brian Henninger +8 F* +3 69 76 73 218
77 1 Tom Purtzer +9 F* +3 72 74 73 219
78 3 Mike Reid +10 F* +6 72 72 76 220
79 - Mark Wiebe +11 F* +3 73 75 73 221
80 - Jeff LeMaster +17 F* +8 73 76 78 227
WD - Mark O'Meara - - - - - - -

 





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