4 tied for lead at Champions Tour in Iowa

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May 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Dan Forsman and Scott Hoch shot 3-under 69 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic. Hale Irwin, who turns 68 on Monday, topped a group of eight at 70. Defending champion Jay Haas opened with a 71, and tour points leader Bernhard Langer had a 72.

This event is in its first year at Wakonda Club. The tournament was held at Glen Oaks Country Club in neighboring West Des Moines 11 of the last 12 years. The switch led to much higher scores than usual. The first-round leading score was the highest ever in Iowa — and every player had at least one bogey.