Fleisher leads Champions event in Tampa Bay

Bruce Fleisher fired a six-under 65 on Friday to take the lead after one round of the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay.

Fleisher, an 18-time winner on the Champions Tour, carded seven birdies and a single bogey to claim first place by himself. He holds a one-stroke lead over Michael Allen and Chien Soon Lu.

Allen's 66 included eight birdies, but also a double-bogey and bogey, while Lu stumbled to two bogeys.

Two shots behind Fleisher is a group of five who share fourth. Bernhard Langer, Corey Pavin, Peter Senior, Russ Cochran and Brad Bryant all shot 67.

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