Kenny Perry leads in San Antonio

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Associated Press

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kenny Perry birdied five of the first six holes and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship.

The Charles Schwab Cup leader birdied the first three holes, dropped a stroke on the par-3 fourth, then birdied the next two holes. He added birdies on Nos. 12, 14 and 15.

Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts this summer. He entered the regular-season finale 494 points ahead of second-place Bernhard Langer in the race for a $1 million annuity. The top 30 on the money list Sunday will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Tom Pernice Jr. was a stroke back after a 66, and Langer and Anders Forsbrand followed at 67. Fred Couples, the 2011 winner who missed the event last year because of a back injury, had a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole en route to a 75.

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