Langer birdies 9 of last 10 for share of Champions lead

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Bernhard Langer birdied nine of the last 10 holes Friday at rain-softened Prestonwood for a 10-under 62 and share of lead in the PGA Tour Champions' SAS Championship.

Tom Lehman and Gene Sauers matched the 61-year-old Langer on the course that was dry enough to play after heavy rain from Hurricane Michael hit the area Thursday.

Langer birdied Nos. 9-13, parred the 14th, and birdied the final four. Lehman also birdied the final four holes, playing his final 10 holes in 8 under. Sauers eagled the par-17th on his opening nine in the final event for the top 72 players to qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.

Jerry Kelly and Olin Browne were four strokes back at 66, and Kenny Perry, Scott Dunlap and David McKenzie shot 67.

Vijay Singh opened with a 69, playing alongside Langer and Perry. Defending champion Colin Montgomerie had a 71, and Charles Schwab Cup leader Scott McCarron opened with a 73. Nick Faldo also had a 73.