Gil Morgan shoots his age in 3M Championship

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BLAINE, Minn. (AP) -- Sixty-five-year-old Gil Morgan shot his age Friday for a share of the first-round lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

Chien Soon Lu, Steve Pate and Peter Senior also shot 7-under 65 at the TPC Twin Cities.

Joel Edwards, Tom Jenkins and Mark McNulty were a stroke back. Past event champions David Frost, Bernhard Langer and D.A. Weibring were at 67 along with Joe Daley, Jeff Hart and Willie Wood.

On an ideal sunny day with a slight breeze, Morgan had seven birdies in his bogey-free round. He won the last of his 25 Champions Tour titles in 2007 at Pebble Beach.

Tom Lehman, the former University of Minnesota player who teamed with Arnold Palmer to design the TPC Twin Cities, had a 68. Lehman grew up in Alexandria, Minn.

Defending champion Jay Haas opened with a 71.