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US Senior Open: Seven players share the lead after round one

Last Updated: 12/07/13 11:15pm

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Kenny Perry: One of seven co-leaders after round one

Kenny Perry: One of seven co-leaders after round one

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Kenny Perry shares the lead with a record six other players after the first round of the US Senior Open at the Omaha Country Club.

Perry, bidding for a second successive Senior title after winning the PGA two weeks ago, made five birdies and two bogeys in a round of three-under 67.

Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake also shot a 67 on Thursday morning, and Gary Hallberg, Mark O'Meara, Tom Lehman and Fred Funk posted the same score in the afternoon.

First round leaderboard:

US unless stated
-3 K Perry
-3 G Hallberg
-3 T Lehman
-3 M O'Meara
-3 F Funk
-3 M Allen
-3 J Don Blake

The previous record for co-leaders in this event was five in 1997.

O'Meara, the 1998 Masters and British Open champion, had a chance to take the outright lead on the last hole but was short with his 10-footer for birdie.

Funk, who won this event in 2009 and was runner-up last year, had 13 pars and four birdies together with a solitary dropped shot.

Chien Soon Lu, Peter Senior, Rocco Mediate and 2010 champion Bernhard Langer all shot 68 to sit one behind the leaders.

Colin Montgomerie, who turned 50 last month and is playing in his second senior event, had 69.

Tom Watson, who played with Langer and Montgomerie and drew the largest galleries of the day, struggled with his irons but still shot a 70 that included one birdie and one bogey.

Fred Couples, coming off three straight runner-up finishes on the Champions Tour, had a one-over 71.

The hills at the 6,700-yard Omaha Country Club took a toll on the field of golfers age 50 and over, especially in the afternoon as temperatures peaked.

Defending champion Roger Chapman struggled with his putter and was seven shots behind after a 74.

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