08/01 18:02 CDT Marco Dawson leads 3M Championship
Marco Dawson leads 3M Championship
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) --- Tuesday qualifier Marco Dawson shot a 9-under 63 on
Friday to take the lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, leaving
Bernhard Langer a stroke back five days after the German star's record-breaking
victory in the Senior British Open.
Dawson, playing the back nine first at TPC Twin Cities, birdied three of his
first four holes and chipped in for eagle on No. 18. After a birdie on the
par-5 third hole, he birdied three of his final four holes.
Langer, the two-time 3M champion who won by a tour-record 13 strokes Sunday at
Royal Porthcawl, was tied for second with Jeff Maggert, Rocco Mediate and Vijay
Singh. Langer holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 14th and
added birdies on Nos. 16 and 18.
Kenny Perry opened with a 65, and Paul Goydos had a 67 in his debut on the