March 14, 2009

Sindelar leads at AT&T Champions Classic

Joey Sindelar shot an 8-under 64 Friday to take a one-stroke first-round lead over Tom Purtzer ay the AT&T Champions Classic in Valencia, Calif.

Jay Haas and David Edwards are tied for third at 5-under 67, one stroke ahead of a group of four players that includes reigning Player and Rookie of the Year Bernhard Langer.

Sindelar, starting on the back nine at Valencia Country Club, birdied his first two holes, birdied at 14 and 15 and then birdied the 18th. On the front nine, Sindelar had seven straight pars before finishing with a birdie at the eighth and an eagle at the ninth.

Purtzer won the tournament in 2003 and 2007 while Sindelar is after his first Champions Tour victory.