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Sauers, Henke Replace Big Names On Pga Leaderboard

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Gene Sauers and Nolan Henke led an MCI Classic leaderboard Thursday that after one round read like a replacement baseball roster.

Sauers, with just two top-10 finishes last year and no victories since 1989, shot a 5-under-par 66 despite a cold that left him clogged and woozy.

Henke was also at 66 after producing his sixth straight round less than 70 at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Bob Tway, Brian Kamm and Tom Lehman were next at 67, while Greg Kraft, Steve Lowery, Bret Ogle, Steve Jones were at 68, along with the only three prominent names in the top group - Corey Pavin, Phil Mickelson and John Daly.

Calvin Peete, his shoulder still on the mend, took advantage of a fast start to share the first-round lead in the PGA Seniors Championship at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Peete shot a 4-under-par 68 after going 4-under for the first eight holes.

He was tied with Harry Toscano, who scored an eagle-3 on the second hole, and DeWitt Weaver.

Weaver birdied five of his first seven holes but was 1-over on the closing nine on the Champions course at the PGA Resort.

Peete, 51, who has yet to win in a brief career on the senior circuit, said he has been slowed by his injured shoulder and an unwillingness to devote himself fully to his game.

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