LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Doug Tewell, coming off a victory Monday in the PGA Seniors' Championship, shot a 7-under 65 on Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Las Vegas Senior Classic.
''I was concerned about my intensity,'' said Tewell, the former TV analyst in his first full season on the senior tour. ''It was tough to block out all the accolades and get focused.''
Bob Murphy also opened with a 65 on the Tournament Players Club at Summerlin. Bruce Fleisher, a two-time winner this year who led the tour with seven victories last season, was a stroke back.
Bob Risch, Leonard Thompson and Larry Nelson shot 67s. Lee Trevino, the 1992 winner who at age 60 is seeking his first victory since the 1998 Southwestern Bell Dominion, topped an eight-player group at 68. Hale Irwin, the 1997 and 1998 winner, shot a 69.
Tewell, 50, a four-time PGA Tour winner who spent three years as a commentator for The Golf Channel, shot a 5-under 31 on the front nine. After a bogey on No. 11, he birdied the next three holes to reach 7-under.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.