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Kite leads Senior Players Championship

Tom Kite shot a 3-under 67 in calmer morning conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow early starters Mark O'Meara, Michael Allen and Joe Ozaki in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour's final major of the season.After a bogey on No. 7, the 60-year-old Kite — winless since the 2008 Boeing Classic — birdied Nos. 9, 10, 14 and 17 at new-look TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm."On No. 9, I hit the first really good, quality shot I hit the whole day," Kite said. "From that point on, I played a really solid back nine and that was pleasing."Allen, coming off a second-place finish last week in the PGA Tour's Viking Classic, had five birdies and three bogeys, one on No. 14 that knocked him out of the lead."It was a day I felt like I played nicely at times, but a little sloppy as well," Allen said. "As the week goes, I think I can do better than this."Russ Cochran, a two-time winner last month, was three strokes back at 70 along with Jeff Sluman, Eduar...

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