2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship: Leaderboard

Langer in the box seat to claim the Charles Schwab Cup

DEFENDING CHAMPION Jay Don Blake birdied three of the final four holes for a 6-under 64 to lead the 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship by a stroke after the first round at the Desert Mountain Club (Cochise Course) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 30 golfer event is the final event of the year on the US Champions Tour and will also decide the winner of the US$1 million annuity for the winner of the season-long Charles Schwab Cup.

Germany’s Bernhardt Langer is in the box seat to take that honor but number two and three in the standings –  2011 winner Tom Lehman and England’s Roger Chapman – still have a chance.

Langer and Lehman would win the season title with a victory, while Chapman needs a victory and some help from the other two.

In the first round Langer birdied the final two holes for a 69, Lehman shot a 68, and third-place Roger Chapman had a 69.

“I’m very happy with my finish,” a determined Langer said.

Fred Couples was also happy after playing his first full tournament round after two months out with his notorious back problems.

“Beginner’s luck,” Couples joked after birdieing the final two holes to finish tied for third. “I hit the ball solid. I’m thrilled to death to be 4 under.”

Australia’s Peter Senior has some work to do after carding a 2-over 72. Senior had a roller coaster round with five bogeys and three birdies.

Australian TV Coverage

There is live Foxtel coverage of the event in Australia.

Friday – Monday 7.30am – 10am.

2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship: Leaderboard

 

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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