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Bryant back on top in Washington

Bart Bryant found himself in familiar position atop the leaderboard Friday after firing an opening-round, 6-under 66 at the Boeing Classic.Coming off his first Champions Tour victory at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, Bryant mixed eight birdies and a pair of bogeys Friday at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge to grab a 1-stroke lead over Duffy Waldorf and Bobby Clampett."Something that I really set as a goal was to be able to come back strong today and that may be why I got off to such a good start, but we were really focused on that," Bryant explained. "As soon as the tournament was over we started talking about this first round and trying to get ready to play."Bernhard Langer, Kirk Triplett and Dick Mast carded matching 4-under-par 68s to grab a share of fourth place, while Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, John Cook and John Riegger all shot 69s to grab seventh.Bryant, a Champions Tour rookie, carried the momentum from his inaugural win into Friday's first round, notching five birdies in a six-hole stret...

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